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Declan John Sets Sights on the Euros

19 February 2016

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Loan signing Declan John is hoping that he can impress enough for the Spireites to prompt Chris Coleman into giving him a Wales international call.

With Wales making their first major tournament appearance since the 1958 World Cup, John says that he hopes to get game time, draw attention to himself and get the chance to add to the two caps he already has.

"I hope so," said John of his Euro 2016 chances. "I can't remember how many years it's been since we last qualified, so if I could get on the bus and go with the boys that would be superb.

"The main thing is for me to come and get game time so I can perhaps get a call-up for the Euros. I'm really looking forward to it and showing everyone how good a player I am."

Having worked with Danny Wilson while on loan at Barnsley last season, John spoke of his interactions with the Spireites boss.

He said: "I worked with Danny when I was at Barnsley. He's said to me to come in and enjoy myself, get out on the pitch and do well."

A natural left footer, John commented on the kind of player he is and how his attacking instincts could even lead to scoring some goals at the other end of the field.

"I started off as a left winger and then around two years ago I dropped back into the left-back position," said the 20-year-old. "I'd say I'm more of an attacking full-back then defensive, though I am trying to work on that at the moment.

"You'll probably see me getting up the wing getting some crosses in and maybe some shots as well."

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