CHESTERFIELD tomorrow face the threat of a loan striker who is only 20 but has scored 12 goals this season.
He is Southend’s Britt Assombalonga, who was nominated for the League Two Player of the Month award for September.
He was borrowed from Watford and has yet to net for them but has scored goals wherever he has been at lower levels.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he hit 11 goals in 15 games on loan at Wealdstone then five in five at Braintree.
The Spireites will be striving to prevent him from adding to the success that he has found since being signed on loan by Southend boss Paul Sturrock in August.
The nippy forward has been playing alongside another summer recruit, Gavin Tomlin, an ex-Dagenham and Redbridge and Yeovil man who has scored 10 times this season, nine of them in the last nine games.
In reserve for the Shrimpers are the impressive strike duo of Barry Corr and Freddy Eastwood, who would walk into most League Two sides.
Supplying ammunition for the front men will be Chesterfield-born and former Spireites loan player Kevan Hurst.