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Dennis Out to Show the Football League What They've Been Missing

13 May 2016

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Kristian Dennis scored 29 goals for Macclesfield Town last season, and it's opened the Football League and his new club Chesterfield's eyes to his goalscoring potential higher up.

At 26-years-old, it's over six years since Dennis last played in the Football League but after dozens of goals for the likes of Curzon Ashton and Stockport County the striker will have the chance to make up for lost time come August.

Dennis became the first Spireites signing of the summer this week, and admitted that he had wondered if his chance of a return to the 92 might be over.

"I have had thoughts that the Football League may have passed me by," he said. "I believe in my own ability so if I get a chance in front of goal I'll look to take it, no matter how many times it happens in a game.

"It just shows that anything can happen if you find someone who believes in your ability and you're able to show it then, like Jamie Vardy, the sky's the limit. You just have to keep your head down and focus."

The striker's new manager pounced to secure the striker, with other clubs aware of the Manchester-born Dennis' talents, and he knows he needs to repay the faith by hitting the back of the net.

"As a striker he expects goals from me. He says I'll have a good team around me next year and hope to have a better season than we've had this year."

If Dennis is able to find a goalscoring home at the Proact it will bring some consistency to a nomadic career played mainly in the non-league.

"At 16 I was at Macclesfield in the youth team and got a two-year pro contract there but was released," he explained. "Then I was plying my trade in the Evostick First Division and scoring goals, then Stockport took a chance on me a couple of years ago.

"Last summer Stockport got a new manager and said I wasn't for him, I was on too much money and that he needed me off the wage bill. Luckily it's worked out better for me leaving and I'm here now."

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