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Long-Serving Allott Leaves Spireites

16 November 2012

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Chesterfield’s long-serving midfielder Mark Allott will leave the club with immediate effect after reaching an agreement with the Spireites to terminate his contract, which had been due to expire at the end of the season.

Allott has scored 15 goals in 385 appearances in all competitions during two spells at the club. 

The 35-year-old’s association with Chesterfield began 11 years ago and chief executive Chris Turner paid tribute to him, saying: “Mark has been a superb professional, winning Player of the Year awards and giving his all for the club over the years. 

“I’d like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the club, to thank him for his loyal service and wish him well for the future.

“Paul Cook has decided that Mark does not figure in his first team plans so a mutually acceptable deal has been agreed which will give him an opportunity to seek a new club.”

Allott first joined Chesterfield on loan from Oldham Athletic in December 2001, signing permanently on a free transfer the following February.

After being released in the summer of 2007, he rejoined Oldham and spent two years at Boundary Park.

Allott then joined Tranmere Rovers but manager Ronnie Moore’s departure just a few days later resulted in him leaving the club to return to Chesterfield without making an appearance.

Commenting on his exit from the Proact Stadium, Allott said: “I’d like to thank the fans and everyone I’ve worked with during my time at the club. 

“I’ve made many friends here and experienced every emotion, helping Chesterfield win the League 2 title and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley, as well as suffering relegation.

“I’ve been training so I’ll be looking to keep fit in the hope of finding a new club in the near future.”

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