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Ten days ago, Zavon Hines netted from the penalty spot to earn Chesterfield a 1-1 draw against Bromley in the National League with Bromley’s goal coming from another former Claret George Porter.

For Chesterfield, it was a ninth consecutive draw but for HInes it was the last time he was to play for them in the league. He was used as a substitute five days later in the FA Cup but the next time he plays he will be a team mate of Porter at Bromley.

1112-burnley-zavon-hines-00-300x500Earlier today, his contract was cancelled by Chesterfield with the local newspaper referring to him as an enigma who was both a source of home and frustration for the fans.

He’s struggled in his year at Chesterfield with a knee problem, something that has blighted his career, and it was thought all wasn’t well when he was granted time off to deal with a personal issue. He returned from his time off with a sore knee with no explanation as to how it happened although the scan came back clear and no one was able to get to the bottom of this latest injury.

Manager Martin Allen told a fans’ event that he was unable to play Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday although offered no explanation and despite his time off, despite only starting 22 league games, and rarely finishing any of them, he was liked by the fans.

The report, confirming his departure ended with: “He has something though, that’s not the question, and many, many fingers will be crossed that the Hines that tore the Magpies (Notts County) apart does not re-appear at the Proact in the near future, wearing the colours of his 10th club.”

With the Chesterfield v Bromley game proving his last league outing for Chesterfield, he won’t be returning this season, but later today, Bromley confirmed their latest signing.

HInes joined Burnley from West Ham in August 2011. All of his 13 league appearances were as a substitute although he did start two League Cup games. He spent the final weeks of the season on loan at Bournemouth.

At the time, manager Eddie Howe said: “We don’t lose faith in Zavon. He hasn’t been given too many opportunities to play. We do have a good striking department and he has found chances hard to come by. This is a chance for him to go to a good club and to play some football and hopefully he can show everybody what he is capable of and then we can take it from there.”

He returned for pre-season but on 17th July 2012, the club confirmed that he was leaving the club. He subsequently played for Bradford City, Dagenham & Redbridge, Southend and Maidstone prior to joining Chesterfield at the beginning of 2018.

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