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Wilkinson: "The most important thing is three points"

9 September 2016

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Spireites striker Conor Wilkinson is on the lookout for goals tomorrow at Boundary Park, but knows that winning the game at Oldham has to be the priority.

After three successive league defeats, but some largely positive performances, the on-loan attacker says he hasn't seen chins dropping among his new team-mates.

"I wouldn't say it's particularly not going well," he said. "The boys have been decent and have been unlucky to lose. I've watched some of the games and the clips and sometimes things have gone against us, we haven't deserved to lose I wouldn't say.

"There's been no dent in confidence from the boys, I'd say they've been decent."

Wilkinson joined the Spireites on Deadline Day from Bolton Wanderers and came within a lick of paint of making an instant impact, hitting the post after his introduction from the bench at AFC Wimbledon last weekend.

Now the 21-year-old knows what he needs to do in the latest chapter of his career: "It's important, I need to make a good impression, hopefully get the team some wins and score some goals.

"It's hard to explain, but I try to express myself on the pitch, I try to show a bit of flair, get myself in the box and score some goals. I like the ball to feet, get out side, and then cut it back inside to someone."

Wilkinson also revealed the friendly faces he knows in the dressing room: "I knew Gboly (Ariyibi) before as he came on trial at Bolton and we were good mates from then. He lived with me for a bit, so when I first came in it was nice to see him.

"I've spoken to Ched (Evans) a bit as well, he's my strike partner at the minutes so we'll be trying to link up as well. A few years ago he scored all those goals and you can still see that his class is permanent and he's still got it."

With attentions turning to Saturday's match away at Oldham, Wilkinson has little doubt what the aim for the afternoon needs to be.

"The most important thing is three points really, isn't it? Whether you win 1-0 and it's a scrappy game or you win 5-0 and score five good goals you need the three points.

"I haven't scored in a few games so I'm looking forward to one."

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