Clubs lead tributes to former Chesterfield and Nottingham Forest forward Junior Agogo who has died, aged 40

NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 06:  Junior Agogo of Nottingham Forest gets his shot in ahead of Souleyman Diawara of Charlton Athletic to open the scoring during the the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic at the City Ground on January 6, 2007 in Nottingham, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 06: Junior Agogo of Nottingham Forest gets his shot in ahead of Souleyman Diawara of Charlton Athletic to open the scoring during the the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic at the City Ground on January 6, 2007 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Former Chesterfield and Nottingham Forest forward Junior Agogo has died, aged 40.

Agogo had a brief spell on loan with the Spireites from Sheffield Wednesday in 1999, making four appearances for the club.

He went on to score regularly for Barnet and Bristol Rovers before joining Forest in the summer of 2006.

Agogo helped the Reds to promotion from League One in 2007/08 under the management of Colin Calderwood.

He also represented Ghana at international level.

Both Chesterfield and Forest offered their condolances to Agogo’s friends and family.

A Chesterfield statement read: “The sad news reaches us that former player Junior Agogo has passed away at the age of 40.

“Junior had a spell on loan with the Spireites from Sheffield Wednesday in 1999, making four appearances for the club.

“He went on to play for a number of clubs including Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers and also represented Ghana.

“Our thoughts are with Junior’s family and friends.”

And a Twitter post from Forest read: “Rest in peace, Junior. [Forest] are saddened to learn that former striker Junior Agogo has passed away. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Junior’s family and friends at this sad time.”