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Anyon: "It's good to be here."

20 May 2017

New Chesterfield goalkeeper Joe Anyon expressed his delight after joining the club on a two-year deal yesterday.

Anyon played against the Spireites in a League One fixture for Scunthorpe United last month and admitted he was aware of the club’s interest.

Speaking exclusively to Player HD, he said: “It’s good to be here, I’m glad that it’s finally done.

"After we played the game against Chesterfield there were bits and bobs flying about, but it’s all hearsay. At the end of the season everyone’s looking at and talking to different players, and that’s how rumours start.

"I’ve been speaking to the club over the last couple of days, then Chesterfield came with an offer and it’s nice to have signed.”

Following his release from Glanford Park, Anyon became the Spireites’ third signing of the summer following the arrivals of his former Scunthorpe team mate Scott Wiseman and full back Bradley Barry, from Swindon Town.

Both Wiseman and Barry spoke highly of manager Gary Caldwell’s vision for the new season and the former Port Vale stopper echoed those sentiments.

He said: “I liked his honesty, I also liked where he wants to be with the club, what plans are in his sights and what he wants to achieve.

"He’s a young manager who’s hungry and the way he came across was really professional.

"I know that some of the players who’re here and who they’re bringing in are good players, it’s going to be a good season next year.”

Anyon is more than looking forward to the new season and has one target in mind for his new club.

"Promotion,” he asserted. “That’s what we’ve got to aim for, if we come back and we work hard we’ll get the fundamental things in place and know which way we’re going and kick on.

"We want to bounce back straight away and that’s the way we’re going to go."