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Orrell: "I'm looking forward to seeing how I develop"

13 August 2015

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Jake Orrell came off the bench with ten minutes of normal time remaining at Carlisle United on Tuesday, playing a key role as he helped the Spireites get back into the contest.

The striker laid the ball off from which Mani Dieseruvwe levelled the match to take it to extra time, and with his strike partner soon red carded Orrell was left to impress by himself as he lead the line with skill and maturity.

After the match, Orrell told PlayerHD about his night at Brunton Park: "I'm happy to get the minutes that I got, but it's a horrible way to lose in extra time. I thought we deserved something out of the game, to lose 3-1, it wasn't a 3-1 result at all.

"I thought we did well as a team and we looked really fit. The manager told me to go up top and to put myself about, make runs and be a nuisance; be a handful for the defenders and see what you can do.

"I managed to get an assist for Mani's goal which I'm quite happy about, but I'm kicking myself because I should have scored myself at the end there in the box."

The 18-year-old former Sunderland trainee has come from nowhere to show his potential for the future in pre-season and in his competitive debut at Carlisle, and he admits that his rise has come as a bit of a shock, even to himself.

"I am a bit surprised," he said. "I came in pre-season not really knowing what to expect, I've done all right in pre-season and it's delightful to get 45 minutes here. Hopefully I can kick-on during the season and get more playing time.

"It's a lot different to what I'm used to, the tempo is just ridiculous and I'm not really used to it - but I think I will get more used to it after a while.

"Training's great and I really enjoy it, it's going to help my game loads and I'm looking forward to the season and seeing how I develop."

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