Forest Green midfielder agrees National League switch

National League side Chesterfield have agreed a deal to sign former Notts County man Haydn Hollis on loan from Forest Green Rovers, according to the Derbyshire Times.

The 25-year old Hollis joined Mark Cooper’s side in January after struggling to break into the first team picture at Meadow Lane.

He made over 100 appearances for the Magpies in a seven-year stint in Nottingham, but found himself out of favour as Kevin Nolan’s side launched a play off assault. During his time with Notts County, he had loan spells with the likes of Barrow, Darlington and Hinkley.

The defender has appeared 19 times for Forest Green as they battled relegation last season, but he’s struggled to nail down a first team spot after a decent start by the Gloucestershire side this time out.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Chesterfield boss Martin Allen said Hollis is as “a model professional who I’ve worked with at a club just down the motorway and I’ve followed his career closely. He is a strong header of the ball, good at defending set-plays and is a good addition to our squad.”

Hollis was happy to be joining the Spireites, saying; “Chesterfield is a massive football club and the amount of respect I’ve got for the manager is huge.”

Our View

The revolving door at the New Lawn just turns and turns. Hollis is the latest to arrive and leave in double-quick time, hooking up with a man who knows the game inside out in Martin Allen.

Chesterfield will be a good place to play his football, the crowds are growing as they seek to bounce straight back from relegation last season.

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