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Cairns Looking to Impress After Becoming a Spireite

9 August 2015

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Having signed a six-month deal with the Spireites, goalkeeper Alex Cairns is keen to impress enough to make sure he stays at the Proact Stadium for longer.

The 22-year-old former Leeds United 'keeper signed his contract this week and the Doncaster-native spoke to PlayerHD after making his stay with the club official.

"I'm delighted to be here," said Cairns. "I've been looking at the club over the last season and the very successful campaign they had. I looked at the team and I know Sam Hird anyway as he's from Doncaster himself, so it's good to be here, very good.

"I spoke to Mark Crossley and he said that the gaffer wanted to have a look at me and to come in. They had a look at me for a few games and then the gaffer said that he wanted to sign me so now I'm delighted to be signing."

Asked about his own approach to the game and how that fits in with the Spireites' style under Dean Saunders, and Cairns feels he'll fit in well.

"We play great football," he said. "The lads play out from the back which is exactly how I like to play and have always done growing up as a kid. The lads make up a great team so being here is a perfect scenario.

"I'd love to be here as long as possible now and I'd like to kick on. The aim I think from both the fans and the players is to try and get promoted this year and hopefully I can help along the way.

"If I do get a chance and I do get into the team I need to try and keep that number one spot. It will be hard with Tommy [Lee] and Chappie [Aaron Chapman] being here, but I'm looking forward to the challenge."

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