FORMER Bantams trio Kyel Reid, Zavon Hines and Michael Nelson are among a number of players who have been made available for transfer by Chesterfield in a bid to arrest their bizarre run of form.

Nine successive draws in the Vanarama National League have contributed to a run of 19 league games without a win, the worst in the club's history.

They had been on a concurrent run of 12 games unbeaten in all competitions until Saturday's FA Cup exit to Grimsby.

Boss Martin Allen has praised the club's young players, but clearly remains unimpressed with a number of former Football League players.

Reid, who left Coventry at the end of last season having had a spell on loan with Colchester, and Hines, who was at Maidstone before signing for the Spireites, are joined by Marc-Antoine Fortune, goalkeeper Shwan Jalal and Nelson among those made available by the club today.

Allen wrote on the club's website: "Kyel Reid, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Zavon Hines all live down in London and it's best for them and for us to find clubs in the London area. I am not going into further details as to why I've had to make this decision.

"Shwan Jalal has been made available for loan. Now he's fit and well, he needs to be out playing first-team football.

"Joe Anyon is already available on a free transfer or loan. Michael Nelson has also been made available on a free transfer or loan. Now Robbie Weir is fit following his injury, he's also available on a free transfer or loan.

"We need to strengthen this team and we will."

Reid, Hines and Nelson all featured for the Bantams during the 2012-13 season under Phil Parkinson when they reached the League Cup final and achieved promotion from League Two.