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Wilson: "The expectation is to be as successful as we can"

24 December 2015

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Incoming Spireites manager Danny Wilson sat down with PlayerHD to give further details about his appointment to the role at the head of the club.

His arrival confirmed on Christmas Eve, two days before the trip to Peterborough United, Wilson explained that he will give the current caretaker team the chance to lead the team before he steps into the role properly two days after that when the Spireites host Coventry City at the Proact.

Wilson said: "Mark Smith and Mark Crossley have been looking after first team affairs and I think it's only right that they should continue at Peterborough United, the Coventry game will be my first in charge."

The new boss talked through the expectations that his new chairman Dave Allen has given to him, and said that he has already been to several games at the Proact Stadium this season to watch the team.

"More than anything the expectation is to be as successful as we can be in this division," said the manager. "After the run of defeats that we've had it's about getting the team back on the straight and narrow again.

"The team played some really good stuff at the start of the season and that gives me the belief that I can bring that out of them again."

With new managers so often bringing in new backroom staff after their appointments, Wilson gave details of his plans in this area.

"We'll have to wait and see on that. I'm quite relaxed about the coaches that are here already as they're more than capable.

"I've worked with Mark Crossley before and he speaks very highly of the football club and everything about it so while I'm sure we'll talk about another addition we'll have to see how long before that will be."

Wilson was a Spireites favourite as a midfielder in the early 80s and spoke about the huge level of change as he returns to the club at its new home.

He said: "The stadium's changed for a start from the old Saltergate, I would never have thought in my wildest dreams there would be a stadium of this standard in Chesterfield.

"It's something for the supporters to be very proud of. I have great memories of my time here, but that won't count for anything when we go to Peterborough or play Coventry at home."


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