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Wilson on Transfer Window Deals

1 September 2016

There were three outs, two ins and one significant stay put on Deadline Day at the Proact, and Danny Wilson assessed the moves in his squad.

The talk of the transfer window was whether Gboly Ariyibi would remain at the club past August 31; and with the clock striking 11pm, the Spireites' valuation had not been met and the 21-year-old remains a Spireites player.

"We weren't close to losing him, not with the offers we had in," explained Wilson. "I'm very happy, as a manager you want to keep your best players and I'm sure the fans will be happy as well.

"Gboly might be a little disappointed but I'm sure he'll get over it because the January window will be a massive opportunity for him if he's able to put the performances in that we expect him to in the next three or four months."

Coming in on loan were young duo Conor Wilkinson, a striker, as well as the return of Tom Anderson in a temporary move from Burnley.

"He's another striker," said the manager of Wilkinson. "One with a different dynamic to what we've got already - he's a little bit taller and more of a threat in both boxes, certainly in the opposition's box.

"He's also a good link player, technically he's very good. We saw him a few times last season, we think he'll be a good addition for us so we're looking forward to working with him."

Wilson also had this to say of defender Anderson: "It gives a lot of competition for the lads who are here, maybe a new face like Tom makes people look over their shoulders a bit more.

"He needs to play games, a lot of young Premier League players will be in the same position. he needs to play men's football, he always said he wanted to come back and true to his word he has."

There were three loan leavers on the day as well. Departing the club were young attacker Curtis Morrison to Gainsborough Trinity, joined later in the day by Charlie Raglan to Oxford United and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to Shrewsbury Town.

Wilson commented that the players need to get increased game time: "Charlie needed to play games, but he couldn't quite force himself in. Sylvan will have a challenge at Shrewsbury, it's not automatic and you have to perform."


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