TODAY is the less-heralded deadline day for emergency loan transfers as the season draws to a close.
Chesterfield are unlikely to dip into the loan market though manager Paul Cook may be tempted to offer some sort of terms to trialist striker Kristian Ramsey-Dickson for the rest of the season.
The powerful frontman scored in the reserves’ comfortable 5-0 win over Bury in midweek, his third goal in four appearances for the second string.
Ramsey-Dickson, 23, started his career as a striker before, three years ago, switching to centre back and his performances for Midlands Combination side Continental Star attracted him to Burton Albion, Spireites’ next opponents, and Paul Peschisolido gave him a short term deal.
Released in the summer by the Brewers, he has switched back to being a striker and has impressed in his games for the Proact side to date and like maverick Frenchman Armand Gnanduillet, the man who claims he used to run 100 metres in 10.3 seconds, Ramsey-Dickson may just be worth a punt.
Midfielder Jordan Clark has returned to Barnsley and winger Alex Henshall’s future is being discussed, but it looks likely his loan will also end as Chesterfield’s hopes to extend their season look all but a miracle away.
With seven games left, Cook’s charges need to win them all and also hope a number of other chasing clubs don’t pick up a hatful of points along the way.
The manager played virtually his first team in the reserves game this week, so rustiness will not be an excuse as the team travel to third placed Burton, now managed by Gary Rowett.
In addition to Ramsey-Dickson’s goal, he came on as a substitute, goals came from Marc Richards, Liam Cooper, Jay O’Shea and Danny Whitaker.