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Reed: "I’m really glad to be out here."

12 July 2017

New signing, Louis Reed, says that signing for the Spireites on a season-long loan deal from Sheffield United was an easy decision to make.

England Under 20 international Reed, arrived at the club yesterday afternoon to finalise the move, before dashing off to the airport to meet up with the squad on their pre-season training camp in Spain and Portugal – arriving in time to watch the last 20 minutes of the friendly with Benfica B.

Speaking about his busy day, Reed said: “It’s been on the cards for a while, it was just a case of getting everything sorted.

“The guys at Sheffield United told me that Chesterfield were interested in me, I had a call from Gary Caldwell saying that he wanted to sign me and after that I couldn’t say no!

“I’m really glad to be out here and I can’t wait to meet up with the rest of the lads and the manager, I can’t wait to get started.”

Reed’s introduction to the squad will see him link up with former team mates Connor Dimaio, Chris O’Grady and Laurence Maguire, all of whom he played with for the Blades.

When he eventually gets onto the training pitch tomorrow (Thursday), he will be able to further integrate with the group having completed pre-season training at Bramall Lane already this summer.

“I’ve probably done as much training as the lads have here, it was tough at Sheffield, but I’m looking forward to getting going here,” said Reed.

“I expect us to play a good style of football – that’s what the manager has told me that he wants. I believe I can fit into that really well.

“Chesterfield is a big club that needs to get back into League One where it should be.

“I watched the last 20 minutes of the Benfica game and it was good to see what sort of style he’s looking for, the lads did well so hopefully I can fit straight in.”

Should he come through training unscathed on Thursday and Friday, Reed will hope to feature in Saturday’s friendly match with Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough, 6.30pm, a match that the midfielder will be ready for and determined to show what he can do.

“Middlesbrough will be tough opposition, but I’m ready for the challenge and I’m sure the lads are as well,” he added.

“I like playing in front of a back three or four and get onto the ball and dictate play from there, I like to find those key passes that lead to goals.

“I’ll try my best to add a few goals as well!”


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