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Wood Ready to Get Cracking

28 October 2015

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Central defender Richard Wood arrived on loan from Rotherham United this week and he spoke to PlayerHD about his arrival at the Proact.

The 30-year-old has previously turned out for Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City and arrives at the Proact on an emergency loan move that runs until January.

Wood explained how the move came about: "I played for Dean [Saunders] at Crawley last season, so he knows all about me. I've just spent a month at Fleetwood playing games and I just want to carry on really. I'm happy to be at this club, hopefully I'll play some games and do well.

"I did a good job for the manager last season so I knew there had always been interest there, I've struggled at Rotherham to get a game and I've not really been involved and I'm at a stage of my career where I want to be playing every week."

The experienced defender described his style, strengths and how he can be of benefit to his new club.

He said: "I'd say I'm similar to Evo [Ian Evatt] in that I'm an experienced centre half and I've been around quite a while and played a lot of games.

"I think you can see by my nose what sort of defender I am. I give 100% and put my body on the line. I know the game and different games throw up different situations, you need to play a different style sometimes.

"I'm aggressive but I also know when to drop off and when to be tight and I hope the fans will see in the coming weeks what I can do and what I'm about."

With Wood finishing a loan period at Fleetwood Town in recent days it was only to be expected that his first involvement for the Spireites was to be back at Highbury.

Wood feels he'll be able to help his new team-mates out against his old ones: "I know how Fleetwood play and we will discuss that. It's something that you relish, normally you go to your old team the following season - not after a week!

"It's going to be weird. I played on Saturday for them, I said bye to all the lads and then see you next week."

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