Chesterfield striker Tom Denton edging closer to return from injury after year out

Tom Denton is edging closer to a return after a year out through injury.

By Liam Norcliffe
Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:48 pm
Tom Denton is edging closer to returning from injury after a year out.
Tom Denton is edging closer to returning from injury after a year out.

The striker has suffered two knee injuries in the last 12 months but the 32-year-old is set to come back into full training next month.

Manager James Rowe said: “I will need to assess him when he comes back into training in about 10 days time. Does he need a loan or can he contribute immediately to the first-team?

"If Tom can come back this season and make an impact I think that will be a real plus for us. He brings his own weapons to the game and it is clear what he can contribute and I think that is something we have not got in the squad at the moment.”

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There is further good news on defender George Carline, who is on track to return in March after being out since October with a knee injury.

But unfortunately fellow centre-back Haydn Hollis, who has injured his Achilles twice since last April, will not play again this season and a decision will need to be taken over his future.

Rowe added: “His contract expires in the summer so that is something we need to think about closer to the time. He is a very, very talented boy in terms of what he brought before his injury. He was part of my clean sheets and he is a leader in there. He is going through a tough time at the moment but we are guiding him through that so he can come back stronger.”