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Hazel Delighted With Debut

5 September 2012

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Jacob Hazel got his first taste of competitive action as a second half substitute in the 2-1 win over Oldham in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The 18-year-old, a product of Chesterfield's youth academy, replaced Scott Boden with 25 minutes to play and showed signs of real promise during that time.

Speaking to Spireites Player after the match Hazel expressed his delight at making his first appearance in the blue of Chesterfield, he said: “I'm very happy; we got the win and I got one for about 25 half.

“I was over the moon; didn’t want it to end really. But we got the win which is the most important thing.”

The youngster showed confidence in possession and almost had the opportunity to open his goal scoring account as well.

“Whits played me in, I tried to cut across it first time but it was a bit close to me," Hazel said.

“I maybe should have squared it to Rico (Marc Richards); I just got a bit excited really.”

Jacob is keen to build on the performance and continue to play a part in the first team.

“I’m just looking to the next game really at York.

“Just got to keep working hard and take it from there.”

Watch Jacob's interview in full on Spireites Player.

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