Aaron Cole’s Belper Town future in doubt after dressing-room row

CHESTERFIELD Town round-up.
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Aaron Cole may never play for Belper Town again following a half-time row after he was substituted in the weekend win over Newcastle.

Cole drew the anger of boss Charlie Palmer for his reaction in the dressing room after he was pulled off the pitch.

Palmer said. “I have been disappointed with him since he has come into the club, Aaron was one of two or three players I earmarked to follow me when I left Long Eaton.

“He showed a lack of discipline, no player is bigger than the club. He embarrassed himself and showed a lack of respect to his teammates in the changing rooms at half-time. He will never play for Belper Town again whilst I am the manager.”

The 2-0 win means Belper have now lost just one of their last 10 outings, an improvement in from which Palmer says has given him a welcome selection headache.

“As I was a defender I know that clean sheets breed confidence, Gerome (Palmer) coming in alongside Phil Watt has made a difference to my side,” Palmer added.

“I have also got Dominic Allen, Ross Parker and Danny Haystead in goal, who have done really well.

“It has been giving me a headache as a manager, but at the end of the day I need competition for places and we are all pulling in the right direction.”

Palmer also praised Tyrell Shannon-Lewis for the positive impact he has had since his arrival at The Marston’s Stadium despite limited game time.

He said: “Tyrell has been unlucky, he made it clear to me when I signed him that he wants to play through the middle.

“At 1-0 I felt we needed to stretch them and I know what Tyrell’s strengths are, he is direct, positive and I know he will cause people problems with his pace.”

“Those attributes won him the penalty against Newcastle and he was unlucky not to score himself. He has had to be patient but I was impressed with his impact when he came on.”