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Dimaio: "I have been recognised more out and about"

3 March 2016

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Young midfielder Connor Dimaio has made a rapid impact for the Spireites since joining his hometown club last month and he's now keen to show more of what he can do.

After a decade in the Sheffield United youth set-up, Poolsbrook-raised Dimaio has made four consecutive starts for the Spireites team that he supported as a boy, and is loving every minute of it.

"It's been great for me being here," Dimaio commented. "Since day one I've tried to show what I can do and I think that's been noticed by the gaffer and the coaches."

The 20-year-old has also received some tutoring from some wise sages in the dressing room: "Ritchie (Humphreys) and Drew (Talbot) have helped, the have so much experience in the game and they've been there and seen it all, so they pass that on and it's been good to chat with them."

It's not just in the Proact, where he scored on his home debut against Crewe Alexandra, but also out on the street where the midfielder has been getting noticed.

"I have been recognised more out and about and that's been strange," he said. "It used to be me trying to say hello to Chesterfield players so it's a bit strange that now people want to come up and say hello to me."

Speaking to PlayerHD, Dimaio felt his side grew into the 1-1 draw with Blackpool on Tuesday night after manager Danny Wilson tinkered with the home side's approach.

"It was a tough game for us, they started off well by pressing us high and getting on the second balls. I just think that we needed to get more about them, put the pressure on and we did that in the second half which was a lot better.

"Both teams were at it, which was always the way it was going to be with both teams down there. It was scruffy at times; they had chances and we had chances and it could have been 3-3 at half time.

"It's going really well, I was a bit disappointed to come off at half time but the gaffer said it was tactical. I just need to get my head down and keep working hard." said Dimaio.

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