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Wilkinson: "Apart from making me sing all the boys are decent"

5 September 2016

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Conor Wilkinson made a good impression on his Spireites debut after coming on for half an hour during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon.

The 21-year-old joined on loan from Bolton Wanderers on Deadline Day came close to scoring on his debut from the bench but was denied by the post.

However, he was encouraged by the performance and his early relationship with strike partner Ched Evans.

“My debut could have been a bit better if my shot had hit the crossbar and gone in but that’s football,” he said. 

“Me and Ched linked up well and hopefully we can score goals between us. It was good to get a run out for 30 minutes and let the fans know what I’m about and hopefully there’s more to come.” 

The tall striker brings a different dimension and a different option to Danny Wilson's side, but Wilkinson insists that there is more to his game. 

“I’m a confident player and the manager told me to go and express myself and get on the ball. Most people think that because I’m six foot three I’m a target man. 

“I prefer playing with the ball at my feet, beating people in tight situations and getting my shots off,” he added. 

The former Portsmouth and Oldham Athletic loanee is happy with the way he has settled in so quickly to life at the Proact and believes that the goals will come.
“When I got the call about Chesterfield wanting me I was interested to come and play some games and help the team climb up the league,” he said.

“I know Chesterfield well because I played them last year while I was on loan at Barnsley and we ended up losing 3-1 so I knew that Chesterfield were a good side and what they were about. Apart from making me sing Ne-Yo all the boys are decent as well.” 

Wilkinson comes up against his former club Oldham Athletic next Saturday as the Spireites look to end a run of three successive defeats. 

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