The Derbyshire Times report that Martin Allen is not considering walking away from his job as Chesterfield manager, despite failing to win again at the Proact.

His Spireites were the better side for much of today’s FA Cup second round tie against League Two Grimsby, and yet they crashed out of the competition with a 2-0 defeat.

It was the same old story, Town playing well enough between both boxes but defending poorly on two occasions to give up goals and failing to create at the other end. Bar a goalmouth scramble and a couple of routine saves for visiting keeper James McKeown, the Spireites were toothless in attack.

Towards the end of the game there were chants of ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’ from both sets of supporters. But Allen insists the pressure is not getting to him and he’s not intending to resign.

“At the end of September when we had a couple of dreadful performances and I’d get in my car and drive home without that feeling that the players are with me, that was definitely a difficult time.

“Right at this moment in time I don’t feel that way. I felt very calm, very measured, very level in the technical area.”

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