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Harrison Aiming for First Team Chance

7 January 2016

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Byron Harrison is hoping his two midweek goals for the reserves will have alerted new Spireites manager Danny Wilson to his striking abilities.

The 28-year-old opened the scoring against Notts County on Tuesday and equalised late on with the coolest of finishes as the game ended in a 2-2 draw at the Proact.

Now the striker's target is to score goals for the first team: "My aim has always been since I arrived at the club to push for the first 11," he said. "I'm sharp enough to be trying to get there and show what I can do.

"The new manager's come in and we've had a positive discussion so I'm hoping to push on now.

After some time out of the first team picture, Harrison came off the bench in the 7-1 Shrewsbury Town win last weekend, and is hungry to earn more minutes at Rochdale this weekend.

He said: "It was nice to start the year getting some minutes, I've spent too long not playing so I'm happy to be back and involved.

"There's a lot of natural talent in our squad, so I'm sure the manager is looking at that and looking for ways to use it."

The reserve team draw means that the second string remain unbeaten in their Final Third Development League campaign, and Harrison was pleased with the fight his side showed. 

"It was disappointing to go 2-1 behind after leading," the striker commented. "But we showed character to not lose the game. 

"We'd liked to have won the game from the position we were in, but the main thing was about getting minutes."

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