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Wilson Explains Gardner Loan Move

10 March 2016

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Danny Wilson has spoken about the reasons behind Dan Gardner’s temporary move away from the club this week after his loan transfer to Bury.

After a period away from the starting line-up, the midfielder has left the Spireites until the end of the season, with part of the agreement being that he will be unable to play against Chesterfield at the Proact in late April.

Wilson commented: “There were lot of different thoughts behind the move, it wasn’t just one particular thing. 

“Dan’s not played in the starting 11 for quite a few weeks now and he’s a talented player. We felt that Jay O’Shea has the nod over him and we have back-up coming through with Declan John, who can play in advanced positions like we saw against Southend, and also with Dan Jones coming back as well. We just felt we had enough cover."

The manager added that Gardner has been frustrated at his recent lack of opportunities after making 31 appearances this season, saying: “Dan needs games, that’s important too and I can fully understand his frustration. It will be good for him to go and get some games under his belt. 

"Not only that, Bury are playing a few of our near rivals in the league so if he can weave his bit of magic, like we know he can do at times, I don’t see the problem with letting him go out and see if he can help get results against our rivals.”

Wilson also spoke about Gardner’s long term future at the club and the possiblity of bring in new faces , he commented: “When he is back we’ll take a look then. The time he's away is a long time in football. 

"From our perspective we’re hoping to get safe as quick as we possibly can, then we can address these little areas quicker than before the end of the season.

“There are no plans to bring anybody in at this moment in time, but we are keeping an eye on things and I think Saturday will be important for us again. 

"If we can get a win at home then, it will ease a bit of that pressure to bring somebody in straight away. If we can get through without any injuries as well that would be an added bonus.”

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