Chesterfield have made a number of players available for transfer in a bid to arrest their bizarre run of form.
Nine successive draws in the Vanarama National League have contributed to a run of 19 league games without a win, the worst in the club’s history.
They had been on a concurrent run of 12 games unbeaten in all competitions until Saturday’s FA Cup exit to Grimsby and Allen has praised the club’s young players, but clearly remains unimpressed with a number of former Football League players.
Winger Kyel Reid, forwards Marc-Antoine Fortune and Zavon Hines and goalkeeper Shwan Jalal are among those made available by the club on Tuesday.
Allen wrote on the club’s website: “Kyel Reid, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Zavon Hines all live down in London and it’s best for them and for us to find clubs in the London area. I am not going into further details as to why I’ve had to make this decision.
“Shwan Jalal has been made available for loan. Now he’s fit and well, he needs to be out playing first-team football.
“Joe Anyon is already available on a free transfer or loan. Michael Nelson has also been made available on a free transfer or loan. Now Robbie Weir is fit following his injury, he’s also available on a free transfer or loan.
“We need to strengthen this team and we will.”