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Dimaio Talks About his Spireites Heroes

24 February 2016

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Connor Dimaio's goalscoring man of the match performance in the win over Crewe last weekend highlighted the talents of the young midfielder on his home debut.

That the 20-year-old is also Chesterfield-born and Saltergate bred is only likely to increase his burgeoning popularity among the Spireites supporters.

Dimaio described his fandom as a youngster on the terraces of the Recreation Ground: "Growing up in Poolsbrook I used to come and watch the team as a kid, I used to watch Drew Talbot score and it was good.

"I had a lot of heroes. There was Drew who I'm close with now, as well as Jack Lester and Derek Niven.

"I keep telling Drew that they should build a statue of him outside. It's good playing with him now, he's got good experience and that helps a young pro to build confidence."

It's been a whirlwind February for the midfielder: signing for his boyhood club, making his debut at Colchester United in a fine backs against the wall effort, before scoring a well-taken first Football League goal in his debut Proact appearance on Saturday.

Dimaio explained how he arrived with the Spireites and what he now needs to do to ensure his time in blue stretches past the end of the current campaign.

"I was at Sheffield United for 11 years, things just didn't work out there," he said. "The gaffer there said if I wanted to go I could and I've come here knowing Morgs (Chris Morgan) and he brought me in on trial.

"The gaffer took me in and thought I'd do well so he's signed me until the end of the year.

"I need to just keep going as I'm going, I think I'm doing well and working hard. If I can get a few more games I can show what I can do and carry on."

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