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Townsend Impressed With Spireites

21 November 2012

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Conor Townsend joins Chesterfield on loan for a month from Hull City.

The left-back, who featured in the Tigers' reserve side's 4-2 win at the Proact Stadium last month, enjoyed a successful spell at Grimsby last season and is hoping for a similar experience with the Spireites.

Speaking to Spireites Player after his move, he said: "It's a no-brainer for me, it's a club that should be higher than they are in the division.

"The main part of my game is going forward, I like to get around my winger and get crosses in. I think defensively I've still got some work to do but this is what I'm here for, to get experience at league level and hopefully crack on."

Townsend follows Liam Cooper from the Championship side and he is hoping that he can have the same, positive, effect on the team as his Hull City colleague.

Along with fellow loanee Jay O'Shea, Townsend was a spectator on Tuesday night as he watched a rampant Chesterfield crush Cheltenham 4-1 to notch up back-to-back league wins.

"The main thing for me is to just get as many games as I can under my belt and help the lads get up the table. Great win tonight and hopefully we can kick on at Plymouth," Townsend said when asked what he was looking to gain from the loan.

"I though it was brilliant [the performance against Cheltenham], I thought we played really well. The gaffer wants them to play football and that's what we're taught at Hull, to play football the right way and the gaffer wants that.

"I think tonight was brilliant, they made a good Cheltenham side look very average. With Cheltenham, third in the league, it should have been a tough game but I thought that lads did brilliant, they made it look easy."

Watch the interview in full only on Spireites Player.

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