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Weir: "It’s fantastic that the manager has given me an opportunity."

4 August 2017

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New Spireites signing Robbie Weir says that he can’t wait to get started with his new club after joining on a free transfer yesterday.

The former Burton Albion midfielder had been on trial with the club over the summer and has impressed manager Gary Caldwell and his coaching staff during that time.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Weir said: “It’s great, after a long bad injury it’s fantastic that the manager has given me an opportunity to get back into football and what better way than with Chesterfield.

“I know a bit about Chesterfield with being at Burton, so I’ve been about League One and League Two for a few years now and that’s what the manager is looking for, hopefully I can bring that to the squad.

“I think that the manager has got it right in recruitment, we have a fantastic squad.”

The move to the Proact represents a fresh start for the Northern Irishman who missed large parts of the 2016/17 campaign after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Understandably after such an injury the main thing for Weir now is to get back playing with a smile on his face.

“I feel great, I’ve had a long-term injury and worked my socks off to get to where I am now,” he said.

“This is only the start and the gaffer has given me the opportunity to sign and the hard work starts now.

“The biggest thing I said to myself this season is to get back enjoying my football.

“My wife and daughter are still based in Derby, so it’s a perfect move for myself and my family, I’m really looking forward to the season.

“I had such a bad season last year with living away from home, the injury and things like that, this year I just want to enjoy myself and prove that on the park.”

Weir impressed many supporters with his performance in the 4-0 pre-season friendly victory over Doncaster Rovers last Saturday, in a display which showed his many attributes.

It was a performance which he took a lot of heart from and he’s keen to show what he can do over the course of the new season.

He added: “I would say my strengths are closing things down, tackling and breaking up play.

“We’ve got players with technical ability in the team so I’ll try and give the ball to them and let them do their thing.

“I’d love to play as many games as I can, I need a few more games to get match fit but that will come if the manager selects me.”

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