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Harrison: "That's Just the Start"

2 February 2015

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New signing Byron Harrison made his Spireites debut on Saturday in the 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers at the Proact Stadium.

Harrison came on as a half time substitute, playing his part as the Spireites completed another strong comeback, having trailed 2-0 to Rovers after just ten minutes.

"I didn't expect to start," said Harrison. "We haven't had a lot of time work with the manager but next week we've got a clear week so I hope to put myself in contention - I just wanted to do my best from the bench today.

"The gaffer just told me to put myself about and go and play my game. I did okay, though there's always room for improvement.

"That's just the start, I was just glad to get out there and get the debut out of the way, now I look forward to making my full debut at some point.

Harrison came within a hair's breadth of getting his head to strike partner Eoin Doyle's header across goal for the equaliser, with Jimmy Ryan behind him to convert - and the new signing talked through how he saw the goal.

"Roles were reversed a bit," recalled Harrison. "Eoin Doyle's pulled out and headed back across. I tried to throw myself at it and then Jim's [Jimmy Ryan] come round at the back stick - it was good to see it go in no matter who scored it. 

"My day will come to score, the main thing today is that we showed a lot of character as a team to come from two down in a game like this with the intensity. 

"We put a lot of effort in to try and change things. We felt that if we could have got that equaliser a bit sooner maybe we could have pushed to win the game, but we did well to fight back and our character was definitely the strength of today."

Having signed an 18-month contract with the Spireites, Harrison spoke about his aims with his new club.

He said: "I need a manager who can squeeze everything he can out of me. I'll get fitter and learn to play at the team's intensity.

"I think every aspect of my game can improve from working with these players and under this manager. 

"You've got to work hard as it's not just about being talented but without the hard work as well you're not a team."

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