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Mani Dieseruvwe Settles In

22 January 2015

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Having signed from Sheffield Wednesday on a month-long loan deal striker Mani Dieseruvwe has been talking about his time settling in with the Spireites.

Dieseruvwe had spells on loan at Hyde and Fleetwood Town last season, and was close to joining Halifax Town on loan before Chesterfield stepped in, with the striker coming off the bench to make his Spireites debut at Swindon on Saturday.

“I think I’ve settled in quite well to be honest, all the boys have taken to me well,” he said. “Training’s been good, the first session I just came in relaxed and I thought I’ll get my head down, train well, work hard and try and get a chance in the team.

“The games that I’ve watched we do play really good football and it’s good to be involved in something like that.”

The 19-year-old striker is yet to feature in the first team for the Owls but hopes to gain some valuable experience in League One with the Spireites.

“I saw a bit of Chesterfield last season and saw that they got promoted so I was more than keen to come and join them on loan.

“At the start of the season my form in the under 21s wasn’t the best so I was trying to up my game and when I started scoring a few goals a couple of clubs were interested in me. When these came around in League 1 I snatched their hand off.”

The striker had netted five times in four matches for the Owls’ development squad prior to his move to the Proact, and is determined to work hard for his chance.

He said: “I like to do a full job as a striker. You’ve got to play up there on your own sometimes and run the channels, work hard for the team and just do your job.

“I’m always optimistic going into games. You feel like however the games going you might get a chance to come on. You’ve got to be ready and I’m always ready for that.”

Dieseruvwe is under no illusions about his role for the Spireites but is looking forward to learning from others in order to develop his own game.

“Armand and Doyle are on fire at the moment so I’ve got to do a lot in training to challenge them and maybe get a chance to get into the team and then a starting position some time in the future.

“I’m just watching them in training and seeing what they’re doing on a Saturday and a Tuesday and just making sure I can emulate what they do when I step out onto the pitch.”

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