Why Luke Rawson does not appear to be in James Rowe's Chesterfield plans this season

It does not sound like we will see Luke Rawson in a Chesterfield shirt again this season.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:56 pm

The 19-year-old has not been selected in any of James Rowe’s matchday squads since taking over in November.

The striker was part of former manager John Pemberton’s plans in the early part of the campaign, making nine appearances and scoring two goals.

The youngster’s last appearance came against Altrincham in November and has since had a loan spell at National League North side Alfreton Town, scoring one goal in three starts.

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Luke Rawson has made nine appearances for Chesterfield this season, scoring two goals.
Luke Rawson has made nine appearances for Chesterfield this season, scoring two goals.

A further loan spell at another National League North club, Bradford Park Avenue, was secured but he never got to make a single appearance because the division was curtailed.

Rawson is believed to be out of contract in the summer.

“Because we have not got a 23s team or reserves it has been difficult,” Rowe said.

“The second loan at Bradford Park Avenue would have given us an opportunity again to analyse his game.

“I watched his games at Alfreton and he started well, scored a couple of goals, didn’t go so well at the end of the month, they were obviously struggling at the end of the month and Bradford were probably on the up a little bit more so it would have been good for us to see him in a winning team.

“He has come back and been training really well with the group, conducted himself very professionally, he is a good lad and he will get an opportunity potentially in pre-season to play those games.”