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Rai Simons on Life as a Spireite

10 September 2015

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Striker Rai Simons made his biggest impression to date as a Spireite when on Tuesday he scored an acrobatic volley in the reserves match win against Doncaster Rovers.

The goal in the 3-2 win follows on from some impressive performances and goals in pre-season for the teenager since he joined Chesterfield from Ilkeston in the summer.

Simons talked through his introduction to professional football: "The lads have been good to me and they're easy to get along with so I'm enjoying it so far. 

"The professional game is obviously more technical and you need to think more, whereas in the non-league where it's fast-paced and there are tackles flying in everywhere, it becomes more of a thinking game the higher up you get.

"I just try to get the line get in crosses, shots and make chances - whatever helps the team.

"I'm not sure how close I am to the first team, I'm not really trying to rush anything and I'm doing my best to show that I'm ready when the time comes. I've always loved playing football and no matter where I go I give it my all and hope for the best."

Having played for the Bermuda national team since the age of 17, Simons is now waiting to see if he'll get another call-up and become the Spireites latest international player.

"I'm waiting for more fixtures to come out and then if I get called up we'll see where it goes, now I'm enjoying it here, I keep improving and hopefully I'll get the chance to start performing in the first team."

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