Chesterfield: Hazel on the move

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Teenage striker Jacob Hazel has agreed to join Norwegian club Sprint Jeloy.

The third-tier side will take on Hazel from July 10 until their season ends in October.

A similar proposed move to Moss FK didn’t materialise after Hazel, son of former Rotherham, Owls and Chesterfield player Des, visited Norway a few weeks ago.

Hazel said: “I’m buzzing, I can’t wait to get there.”

Southend United have been trying to persuade Spireites target Ryan Cresswell to stay at Roots Hall.

Shrimpers boss Phil Brown has held talks with the former Millers defender, who has a year left on his contract there, in a bid to keep him at the cash-strapped club, who have persuaded former Wednesday forward Barry Corr to commit his future there this week.

Chesterfield’s first ever trip to league new boys Newport County’s Rodney Parade ground has been changed. South Wales Police have said the game must be played on Friday November 29 rather than the following day, when neighbours Cardiff City host Arsenal in the Premier League.

The team’s final away trip, to Burton Albion, has also been switched, to Sunday, April 27, at 3pm.

With Spireites boss Paul Cook and the squad now back from their pre-season training camp on the Algarve and footballers’ contracts coming to an end on Sunday, new faces at the Proact are expected sooner rather than later.

Port Vale midfielder Sam Morsy is likely to be the next acquisition.

Cook’s squad-building to date has seem Chesterfield’s odds for the League Two title fall further.

Most bookmakers are now offering 8-1 for top spot with several being shorter odds than that. Relegated Portsmouth remain favourites.

Chesterfield have brought in Eoin Doyle from Hibernian, Scunthorpe’s Jimmy Ryan and Swindon Town left-winger Gary Roberts as well as securing the future of Drew Talbot.