Spireites have irons in the fire as they hunt for a striker

Martin Allen is hoping to secure the addition of a striker by the time his squad returns for pre-season training next week.

Thursday, 21st June 2018, 4:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 12:09 pm
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The manager acknowledges that Chesterfield fans will be growing impatient to learn who the new centre forward will be.

And he feels the same.

“I know every supporter, and me more than anybody, is waiting for a centre forward to be coming in,” he said.

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“We’ve got a couple of irons in the fire and will have to see how that pans out over the next week or so.”

Allen wants a squad of no more than 19 for the new National League season.

He’s so far signed a goalkeeper, two central defenders, a right-back, and three central midfielders.