Chesterfield furlough 'small group of players' who are not in manager James Rowe's plans

Chesterfield have confirmed they have furloughed a ‘small group’ of players who are not in manager James Rowe’s plans.

Saturday, 30th January 2021, 8:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th January 2021, 8:18 pm
Chesterfield boss James Rowe.

The Spireites have not revealed who those players are but say they will receive their full salaries.

Town currently have more than 30 players on their books but have struggled to get some out on loan because of the uncertainty of the season, particularly in the National League North and National League South.

The club has also said it will be voting for the National League season to continue.

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Chief executive, John Croot, said: “We are in favour of the season continuing and we will vote for that.

“Much work is being done by the club’s board and senior management team to ensure the necessary funding is in place, whatever the outcome.

“Our player recruitment strategy has been put in place to re-shape the squad and provide long-term savings.

“A small group of players who do not feature in the manager’s plans have now been placed on furlough.

“This decision was taken in consultation with the PFA and there are other National League clubs who have furloughed players.

“The players in question will receive their full salary and we will continue to provide support to ensure that their mental well-being requirements are met during this time.”

He added: “Some of the players could have joined other clubs by now had it not been for the fact that the National League North and National League South fixture programmes have been suspended, leading to us to take this temporary measure.”