John Pemberton on Chesterfield striker Levi Amantchi's move to Staveley and trialist Curtis Anderson

John Pemberton has revealed why he has allowed young Chesterfield striker Levi Amantchi to join Staveley Miners Welfare until the end of the season.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:17 pm

The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at National League North Blyth Spartans, scoring two goals in 16 appearances.

Amantchi returned to the Proact in January but has been unable to break into Town’s first-team under Pemberton.

Explaining why he has let him join the Northern Counties East League Premier Division side, Pemberton said: "I think at the moment he is at a stage where he needs to play some regular games.

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“I know he went to Blyth Spartans but he did not play regular.

"At the moment I can't offer him first-team football on a regular basis so I think it is important that he went there and just go and play with a bit of freedom."

Meanwhile, Chesterfield have goalkeeper Curtis Anderson, who won Under-17 World Cup with England in 2017, on trial.

The 19-year-old former Manchester City academy graduate played in the friendly win against Ilkeston Town on Tuesday night.

Former Manchester City goalkeeper Curtis Anderson is on trial with Chesterfield.

He started six out of seven of England’s games during the World Cup campaign.

Anderson left City a year ago and had short spell in America but is now a free agent.

"I thought he did really well (on Tuesday),” Pemberton added.

"He looks assured in the training, he looks great.

"It is an option that we are looking at if we can't sort the Ross (Fitzsimons) situation out.”