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Skipper Desperate to Play

12 September 2013

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Skipper Ian Evatt has spoken of his burning desire to return to senior action after regaining full fitness following a lengthy lay-off.

Evatt, who rejoined the Spireites on the eve of the season after being released by Blackpool, last appeared in a competitive fixture when he played for the Seasiders against Watford last November.

A knee injury in that game ruled him out for the rest of the campaign, but he is now fit and raring to go after proving his fitness by appearing in several recent private practice matches.

Evatt was named as a substitute for last weekend's game against Acrrington Stanley and he admits he cannot wait to play again.

"I'm a tad frustrated at the moment. I'm 100% fit and ready to go but the results are that good that it's obviously difficult to get into the team," he said.

"I'm going to have to bide my time and hope that when I get in, I take my chance. I've never been a spectator, that's why I'm frustrated.

"I've never been a sub for any team that I've played for, so it's something new to me and it's something I've got to learn to deal with a bit better because when I'm not playing, I'm not a happy chappy."

Read the rest of Evatt's thoughts ahead of Saturday's game at home to AFC Wimbledon in the Inspire matchday magazine.

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