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Kay: "I'm looking forward to stepping over the white line."

12 January 2018

New signing Josh Kay has been speaking ahead of the game with Luton this weekend, reflecting on a tough debut and why exactly he signed for the Spireites from Barnsley this January.

The attacking midfielder got his first run out in a Chesterfield shirt against Accrington last Saturday and looking back on the defeat he said: "It was tough. The stats show it was quite even on possession and I think we had quite a few good chances. I missed a few myself but hopefully in the next few games that'll come."

The match against Accrington featured plenty of debutants, but Kay insists the team will gel with time and results will soon follow. "There's me, Zav [Zavon Hines], Sid [Nelson], [Aaron] Ramsdale so it's quite hard to gel straight away. That takes a bit of time to get used to how your mates play. We just need to keep playing and keep trying to get some results together," he commented.

Jack Lester's team have had a week to prepare for tomorrow's clash with Luton Town (3pm), something which was a rarity over the busy festive period. The squad are therefore reaping the benefits from a full week of planning. "It has helped - obviously the gaffer has put a few things into our minds - what we need to do defending set pieces and stuff like that which is massive.

"Most goals come from set pieces, so we've been working on some stuff this week and hopefully we can get a result at the weekend," Kay explained.

Kay meanwhile describes how big a part the manager played in his decision to sign for the club. "What attracted me most was Jack Lester. His ambition is massive and also I've worked with Tommy Wright before at Barnsley when I was 18 so that's what's drawn me to here."

But what can the 21-year-old bring to the club after joining?

"I'm an attacking midfielder. I like to shoot from distance if I get the chance - both feet - I'm a goal scoring midfielder," Kay added.

There is plenty of competition in the Chesterfield midfield at the moment but Kay notices this as a positive: "I think that's the best for everyone if there's competition for places. It makes you train harder, it makes you want to impress and it makes you do that little bit extra to make sure you get selected on the match day," he asserted.

Meanwhile looking ahead to the clash with the Hatters, Kay talked about the confidence of the squad. "The confidence isn't a problem. We always go out there confident that we're going to win the game. It's just those small little details we need to tighten up on and if we tighten up on them hopefully we can get some results going," he assured.

Although Luton will present the Spireites with possibly their toughest test yet, Kay is eager to make his home debut: "I'm excited. I've never played here before so I'm looking forward to stepping over the white line," he concluded. 

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