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Five-goal Dennis Taking to Making the Step-up

6 October 2016

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He may only have made four Spireites start to date, but Kristian Dennis already has five goals to have name after his latest Accrington Stanley effort in midweek.

The classic low strike once again showed that the 26-year-old Mancunian has brought his inarguable goalscoring ability with him from the non-league.

Dennis spoke of how he's made the step-up: "Just after the Wolves game I had a word with the gaffer about how I could get in the team and what I needed to do. I worked on a few things and luckily it's coming up trumps now.

"I worked on making runs straight away off the ball instead of showing again, turning, getting behind defences and trying to unlock them.

"I've always backed my own ability no matter what and no matter how the results are going I'm always confident that I'll get a goal.

"It doesn't really change with the better opposition. I've had it since I was a kid, if I get a chance I know that with my own ability I'll hopefully take it."

Dennis has struck up a promising partnership with on-loan striker Conor Wilkinson, and on Tuesday also looked bright with teenage strike partner Ricky German, with the two introduced to the match at half time.

"We came on, worked hard up front and tried to make chances," said Dennis. "To be fair, we had quite a few opportunities even though there weren't a lot of positives to take from the night.

"Jay O'Shea had it and I made a run in behind the defence, he's passed it to me and I've just hit it low and hard across the 'keeper, luckily it went right into the bottom corner. It was a big 'keeper so I knew it'd be tough for him to get down as quickly, so I hit it quite hard."

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