How former Chesterfield players Alex Kiwomya and Tyler Denton are doing at King's Lynn Town - expert view
Chesterfield’s promotion push continues on Saturday when they visit strugglers King’s Lynn Town.
The Linnets, currently third bottom of the National League, have former Spireites players Alex Kiwomya and full-back Tyler Denton in their ranks.
Both Kiwomya, 24 and Denton, 25, only made a handful of appearances each for the Blues before they were let go in January.
We spoke to journalist Greg Plummer, of local newspaper Lynn News, for the lowdown on the pair ahead of this weekend’s clash...
Greg said: “Kiwomya made an instant impression by netting on his debut in a 1-1 draw with promotion hopefuls FC Halifax Town.
“The paceman registered twice in his opening three appearances for the Linnets, but it has been far from plain-sailing since then.“Following his early opener in the away game at Dagenham & Redbridge, Kiwomya has found himself in and out of the side due to injury and illness.“A hamstring injury hampered his progress in the early weeks, but he has still made 10 appearances, two of which have come from the bench.”
But Greg said it has been a ‘completely different story’ for Denton.
"He has delivered some assured performances in the left-back slot since his arrival in the middle of January.“The former Leeds United defender has already provided a couple of assists and even chipped in with one of Lynn's two goals in the 2-2 home draw against Weymouth at the end of February.“The 25-year-old has featured in 14 of Lynn's last 15 games since making his debut.“Denton's displays have typified the spirit currently on display in the King's Lynn camp going into Saturday's game.“The cash-strapped side have used no fewer than 35 players this season as they battle to see out the campaign due to the financial crisis in the National League.
“Lynn owner Stephen Cleeve has been forced to furlough his highest paid – and on paper his best – players and bring in complete strangers in recent weeks, but Kiwomya and Denton escaped the cull having been brought into the fold so late.“But despite the raft of changes, Ian Culverhouse's side have played some of their best and most entertaining football in recent weeks with the impressive Denton being one of the first names on the manager's team sheet.”