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Sam Clucas' Home Comforts

24 September 2014

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New signing Sam Clucas has been at the club for nearly a month already and has fitted in snugly during his opening games with the club.

However, away games and postponements have meant that Clucas has only had one home game to impress his new fans at the Proact Stadium.

Ahead of the home game with Notts County this Saturday, Clucas discussed his home debut for the Spireites nearly a fortnight ago.

He said: "It was nice to get out there and get some game time. It was good to get out in front of the fans and make my debut at home and I got a great reception and even the three points so the day couldn't have gone any better.

"We were here for two weeks without a game at first and I think that helped me. The boys now know what I'm about and I know what they're about. 

"I got time to speak to the gaffer, so I went straight into the game with plenty of confidence and enjoyed myself."

On top of the home win, Clucas impressed from the left attacking position, playing a smart ball across for Eoin Doyle's first goal of the afternoon.

Clucas said: "I got an assist too, I think the only thing missing was me scoring and then it would have been perfect, though of course I was happy with how things went."

After a season at Mansfield Town where he was asked to fit in with a more direct approach, Clucas is now more settled with the Spireites' style of play.

He said: "It was totally different from last year at Mansfield, I'm not looking up all the time and chasing the ball in the air. The ball's coming to my feet and I was looking forward to that to be honest. 

"I'm loving every minute out there and I'm looking forward to getting out there again."

Clucas says that this possession-orientated style is more what he is used to.

The forward said: "I was brought up playing that way, that's the proper way to play football and I enjoy being out there and getting the ball played to my feet."

Any worries the new signing may have had about his cross-county arrival from the Stags were put to rest when he received a standing ovation when substituted late on.

Clucas said: "I couldn't believe it when I came off. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. My parents were in the crowd and they said they were nearly crying. 

"It's always nice to get that, it just shows that I must have made an impact on the game which is nice to know as a player."

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