Chesterfield director & company secretary Ashley Carson has expressed his disappointment after Sheffield United withdrew their offer to let David Brooks join the Spireites on loan.
Brooks, who starred for the England U20 side as they triumphed in the recent Toulon Tournament, was due to link up with Chesterfield after a deal was struck for the sale of Ched Evans at the end of last season.
But the Blades have now performed a u-turn, leaving Carson bitterly disappointed. He said: “We had a verbal agreement in place and the paperwork for the loan was completed at our end so we expected David Brooks join us once he had returned from Toulon.
“We were looking forward to welcoming the player to the Proact but Gary Caldwell will now have to bring in another midfield player to take his place. Sheffield United have their reasons for reneging on the agreement and there is nothing we can do about it, unfortunately.”