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Dieseruvwe Prospering on First Team Breakthrough

8 October 2015

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After a stuttering start to the season, Mani Dieseruvwe is starting to show what he can do as he gets extended time in the Spireites first team.

The 20-year-old arrived from Sheffield Wednesday in January and has impressed in training with his pace, power and eye for goal.

That has resulted in a number of substitute appearances and two recent first team starts in league and cup away at Crewe Alexandra and Rochdale.

Dieseruvwe says that he is making the most of the opportunity: "I'm enjoying it massively, training with the boys everyday is good and getting involved more.

"The result on Tuesday was disappointing but hopefully I can get some more time on the pitch and start scoring some goals."

Dieseruvwe scored his first Spireites goal with s smart 18-yard finish in the Capital One Cup at Carlisle, but the personal triumph was marred as he was later sent off for leading with his arm. 

The red mist fell again at Coventry City when, on as a substitute at half time, the striker played well, forced a good save from the goalkeeper as the Spireites searched for an equaliser but received a second yellow card late on for a needless handball.

However, Dieseruvwe feels he's gained experience from the setbacks: "I've definitely learned from the red cards. The first red card at Carlisle was fairly unlucky but also a bit naive on my part as I went into a challenge where I couldn't really win the ball.

"The second one at Coventry was just stupid and all the boys have given me stick for it. The gaffer's told me that it was a stupid thing to do when I was already on a yellow card and it probably cost us a point there as well with Sam Morsy just behind me and he could have finished it off.

"I will learn from those two incidents. At the moment it's not really affecting me but it is in the back of my mind when I'm out on the pitch. I need to control my enthusiasm, calm it down and think about it a bit more."

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