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One incoming, one outgoing, one extension and a partridge in a pear tree for the Gladiators

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One incoming, one outgoing, one extension and a partridge in a pear tree for the Gladiators

Player movements continue at the Proctor Cars Stadium with one out and one in ahead of the Boxing Day derby with Belper Town.

Defender Akeem Hinds has left to join Stafford Rangers after Rangers had put in a seven days notice of approach while left winger or striker Alexander Duhameau has arrived on loan from Chesterfield, subject to NPL and FA approval.

Hinds was signed by former Matlock boss Craig Elliott during September but has struggled to find a way into the Gladiators starting line up, making only two starts.

Chesterfield youth product Duhameau has been with both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United before joining the Spireites at the age of 15.

Chesterfield youth team head coach Neil Cluxton rates the 17 year old highly saying he “has been fantastic for them for the last eighteen months, extremely hard working and has a hunger and desire to succeed”.

Duhameau made his first team debut in the Spireites 3-1 defeat to Coalville Town on Tuesday night He has scored ten times for the Chesterfield Academy picking up three man of the match awards and was the academy player of the month in November. He had previously had a loan spell at Staveley Miners Welfare.

Matlock manager Martin Carruthers says he is looking forward to seeing Duhameau in action.

“He’s a really exciting prospect and has been scoring loads of goals, getting his chance in the Chesterfield first team against Coalville on Tuesday. The opportunity came to get him in on loan and it was one we couldn’t miss. I’m really looking forward to see him in action and I’d like to thank all at Chesterfield FC for their help in making this happen.”.

In other news the loan of defender Jaz Goundry from Grimsby Town has been extended subject to the approval by the NPL and the FA.

Ian Richardson