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Kay: "It’s great to be here."

5 January 2018

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New Chesterfield midfielder Josh Kay says that he’s delighted to have secured his move to the Spireites.

Kay became the club’s third signing of the transfer window yesterday, joining from Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley, having spent much of his time with the Tykes in their development squad.

The 21-year-old told iFollow: “It’s great to be here, it took a while to get it over the line, but I’m happy to be here now and I’m looking to kick on and I’m looking to get in the first team as soon as possible.”

Kay also revealed that assistant coach Tommy Wright played a key factor in his move, having previously coached him at Barnsley. Wright was also responsible in bringing Kay to the Spireites initially to train last month.

“I came and trained about a month ago,” Kay explained. “I knew Tommy from Barnsley, so he got me in, trained and did really well so I’m looking forward to it now, they decided to offer me something so I’m really happy to be here.

“Tommy was massive, he was at Barnsley when I was 18, so he gave me that platform and I’m just looking forward to working with him again and hopefully do good things here.”
Kay also told iFollow that head coach Jack Lester’s ambition was also a major factor in his move.

Lester stated after the defeat at Coventry City on New Year’s Day of his desire for a busy January window to help implement his vision for the club.

“I spoke to Jack just before I signed,” Kay said. “He’s a really ambitious guy.

“I want to help this club, I want to get us where we belong and hopefully keep us up this season. I just want to progress here, improve and I think Jack (Lester) will help me to do that.”

This Saturday sees the Spireites travel to tenth place Accrington Stanley looking for a return to winning ways. Kay is excited for the contest and also believes his relationship with Laurence Maguire will aid his transition to the first team.

Kay added: “It’s a big game and we need the three points.

“I know Laurence from when I trained here and when I was at FC Fylde last season on loan.”

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