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Sam's Making Himself Hird

21 July 2012

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New signing Sam Hird was named the new club captain by manager John Sheridan after joining the Spireites on a two-year deal.

Despite only being back in pre-season for two weeks, Hird already has a reputation around the club for being very vocal.

Speaking to Spireites Player, Sam explained that it was probably a fair statement.

He said: "You’ll have to ask the lads if that’s in a good way or a bad way because they say I never shut up!

“But I am vocal, it’s just in my nature. I always talk and that’s something that I try to take onto the pith as well as off the pitch so hopefully I can be successful.”

The defender was quick to point out the need for other leaders on the pitch if the Spireites are to have a successful campaign.

Hird said: “The main thing is that we have a good season as a team and there are 11 captains out there.

“It’s irrelevant how vocal I am. Everyone has got to be vocal because we’re all out there together and we all need to be vocal to help each other out on the pitch.”

The former Doncaster man is pleased with how pre-season preparations are going and feels that he and the other signings have bedded in well.

“The lads who have been here have made it really good for the new lads," said the 24-year-old

“They’re a good group of players and a good group of lads and everybody is starting to gel together now.

“It’s only been two weeks but you can see that things are starting to take shape.”

The Spireites will operate with a much smaller squad next season and Hird feels that this can be a huge benefit in their quest for promotion.

He said: “We have got a small squad but, if we can keep everybody fit, that will bode well for us.

“Everybody will be tight-knit and we should have a better chance of going back up.”

Watch Sam's interview first and in full only on Spireites Player.

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