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Maguire: "Now it’s time to move on and have a good season."

26 June 2017

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Laurence Maguire has credited manager Gary Caldwell, in playing a big part in him signing a new two-year contract with the club.

Maguire signed his new deal this morning and says that in doing so, he will further develop his game with the help of the former Scotland international.

“It was [an easy decision], at the end of last season I played a lot of games under the gaffer and he’s helped me a lot so far and with him being here he made it an easy decision,” he told iFollow.

“It’s brilliant, it’s been a long time for me to wait and I’ve finally got it signed; now it’s time to move on and have a good season.
Maguire has been with the club since the age of 14, progressing through the academy into the first team.

He made his first team debut in the Checkatrade Trophy fixture with Wolves last season, before playing his first league game in a 3-3 draw with Gillingham.

After a loan spell with AFC Fylde in February, Maguire returned to the Spireites starting XI, playing in the final six matches of the season producing some fine displays at both left back and centre half.

Having experienced the disappointment of relegation he’s now determined to secure promotion back to Sky Bet League One.

He said: “The first thing we want to achieve is promotion back to League One.

“I think that the gaffer has brought in some good players – as we saw in training last week, our main is to get back up the league and have a good season.”

“It was a big decision for me [to go to Fylde], at that time I wasn’t playing here so I decided that I wanted to go out and get some game time and try to earn a starting place at Chesterfield.

“I went there and played 90 minutes for six games in a row, I came back and the gaffer gave me a chance and it all fell into line from there.”

Like his new team mates, Maguire has been working hard over the past week following the Spireites return to pre-season training; something that he feels will only get tougher as the new season draws ever closer.

“I’ve found it good, it’s been hard work and we’ve been in the gym for 8am for spinning classes! It’s been hard but I’m guessing there’s more to come,” he commented.

“The new players look like they’re good players, hopefully we can move on from here now and try and start the season well.”

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