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Morgan: "I'm looking forward to getting cracking"

31 December 2015

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The Spireites' new first-team coach Chris Morgan came to his new workplace for the first time this morning, and spoke exclusively to PlayerHD about his appointment.

Morgan joins the Spireites from Sheffield United, where he held the role of under-21s coach, and joins manager Danny Wilson's backroom team at the Proact. 

The 38-year-old talked about the relationship and his arrival: "I started my career with Danny at Barnsley and then when he came in as Sheffield United manager it was a time when I had first done my knee and he invited me in to the coaching side of things.

"Over Christmas the gaffer was appointed and got settled and when he asked me the question I thought it was the right time for me and it's a great opportunity to come and work for the gaffer and for Chesterfield."

The former centre-back joins Wilson's backroom team of goalkeeping coach Mark Crossley and strength and conditioning coach Mal Purchase and explained what his responsibilities will be with his new club.

"My main role is to support the gaffer," he said. "I know most of the players - and have played against plenty of them as well - so I'm familiar with them.

"I've been down and watched a few games when I've been doing match reports and it's always had the feel of a good solid family club. Everybody gets on well and the first impressions are very good."

After spending more than a decade with the Blades, Morgan admitted it was odd driving in a different direction for his new job, but that he is now keen to get started and help the Spireites to build for the second half of the season.

"I must admit I made a joke with the gaffer this morning, the car was trying to drive in one direction this morning and I was pulling it the other.

"I had 12 fantastic years at Sheffield United and have had a great relationship with the people that work there and the supporters. This is a great opportunity for me and to come to a really good club like Chesterfield is exciting. 

"I'm looking forward to getting cracking and getting my teeth into things today, tomorrow and am thoroughly looking forward to the game with Shrewsbury on Saturday."

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