Chesterfield manager John Pemberton explains why he signed Barnsley loanee Corey Addai

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John Pemberton believes young Barnsley loanee Corey Addai has a lot of potential.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper joined Chesterfield on a 28-day loan on Tuesday and went straight into the starting line-up against Altrincham with Kyle Letheren out ill.

Addai, who is 6ft 7in, joined Barnsley in September following a successful trial after leaving Coventry City.

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“We got a phone call this morning to say that Kyle was ill,” Pemberton said.

Corey Addai in action for the Spireites at Altrincham.Corey Addai in action for the Spireites at Altrincham.
Corey Addai in action for the Spireites at Altrincham.

“We spoke to Barnsley. He is one I have watched before. I have seen him all last year and Barnsley have thankfully done us a big favour letting him come out because he was actually training with the first-team this morning and then he has come down.

“They’ve helped us out, he’s helped us out and I wish we could have been better in front of him but we haven’t.

“I don’t think he has had anything to do other than pick the ball out of the net three times and he was not at fault for any of them. It was difficult for him but he will be a good goalkeeper in the future.”

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Liam Mandeville and Alex Kiwomya were not selected in the matchday and Pemberton added: “Liam has not been in for two weeks so I can’t just put him straight in the team and I’ve only got five subs, or four subs with the goalkeeper, it is just balancing it out and trying to get the right balance for the bench and he just wasn’t part of it today.”