Chesterfield manager James Rowe explains why he sent Jamie Sharman and Jack McKay on loan to Blyth Spartans

Spireites boss James Rowe has explained his thinking behind sending Jamie Sharman and Jack Mckay out on loan.

Monday, 4th January 2021, 3:10 pm

Centre-half Sharman, 19, has joined National League North side Blyth Spartans until the end of season, but he can be recalled if needed.

Striker Jack McKay, 24, has also made the move to Blyth for 28 days.

Both players are set to make their debuts this weekend.

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Rowe told the DT: “They need games, and I did not think they were going to get game time at this moment here, especially if you look at the back three and the goalie. We have got Josef Yarney on the bench and also George Carline can rotate into a centre-half position. Obviously Jamie Sharman has gone down in the pecking order, nothing wrong with his attitude in training, he has been great, he needs games at a 19-year-old and I don’t want to stand in his way. He has got to develop with games, and I get a chance to see him at a decent level, so it is win-win really.”

Sharman and McKay follow Milan Butterfield and Luke Rawson going out on loan to Guiseley and Alfreton Town respectively.

Both Butterfield and Rawson, whose loan deals expire on January 10, are still training with Chesterfield as well as their loan clubs.

Rawson has made four appearances for Alfreton, including three starts, scoring once, while Butterfield has started three times for Guiseley.

James Rowe has loaned out Jamie Sharman and Jack McKay to Blyth Spartans.

McKay and Sharman will come up against Rawson on Saturday when Blyth host Alfreton.

Of Butterfield and Rawson, Rowe said: “I have seen the games and the videos and I have been in touch with them all of the time. They are training with us, too, their loans run out on the 10th, I just need to review that. After Bromley we have got a week again until we play in the FA Trophy at Boston so that will be a breather really to analyse what we are going to do stepping forward.”

In other news, Chesterfield’s postponed home match against King’s Lynn Town, which should have taken place on December 28, has been rearranged for Tuesday, February 2 (7pm KO).