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1112-burnley-zavon-hines-00-300x400Zavon Hines, a player we signed from West Ham in 2011, has left Maidstone United and returned to the Football League having signed a deal with Chesterfield until the end of next season.

He made just 13 league appearances for the Clarets but all of them were from the bench; his only starts for the club came in two League Cup appearances. The last of those appearances was at Southampton in February 2012 when he came on as a substitute for Ben Mee with a quarter of an hour remaining and Burnley 2-0 down.

By March he had moved on to Bournemouth on loan and, despite having signed a two year deal, he was with us for just one season. The club exercised an option in July 2012 to confirm they were releasing the player just hours after Hines himself had done a Sky interview claiming to be a free agent.

He went on to play for Bradford City and Dagenham & Redbridge but his career was curtailed by a serious knee injury whilst at the Daggers. Without a club last season, he joined Southend in January but made just five substitute appearances and this season has been with Maidstone for whom he has scored seven times in 22 games.

That’s prompted Chesterfield, who are just outside the relegation positions in League Two, to sign him and their manager Jack Lester said this morning: “He’s an exciting player who can play on eiher wing or down the middle and he gives you energy.”

Hines said: “It’s all happened very quickly, but I’m happy to be back in the Football League . Hopefully I can repay the faith that the manager has shown in me.”

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