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Whitmore: "I can't wait to get started."

18 January 2018

New signing Alex Whitmore says he’s ‘dying to get going’ after joining the Spireites on a two-and-a-half-year deal from Burnley.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow this morning, the centre back said: “I can’t wait. It’s nice to have it all sorted. We’ve been working on it for most of the week but it was good to finally get the call last night to say I could come over.” 

The 22-year-old spoke to manager Jack Lester before his move and said the feeling was very positive. 

“I came over and met the gaffer,” he explained. “And we had a really nice conversation. He’s got a good idea of what he wants this club to be. The relegation last year was unfortunate but the plan is to bounce straight back up.” 

Speaking about his strengths as a defender, Whitmore said: “I’m pretty basic really – I just want to make sure I do the simple things like heading it and clearing it away and doing what I need to do as a defender. I’m just going to do my job as well as I can.” 

Whitmore, who worked with former Spireite Sean Dyche at Burnley, said he knew “straight away” that he wanted to make the move to North Derbyshire. 

The defender, who was on loan at Sky Bet League One side Bury for the first half of the season, also added that he’s settled in quickly after meeting his new team mates. 

He said: “All the lads have been really welcoming this morning. I played against Kristian Dennis in the Conference but apart from that, I don’t know any of them, but what from what I’ve seen so far, it won’t take long to settle in.” 

Whitmore’s first game could come against Yeovil Town, in Saturday’s game at Huish Park (3pm). And he’s confident the Spireites can go and get a result in Somerset. 

“It’s a perfect game to come into,” he added. “The result at the weekend was great and it was a proper confidence booster for the lads, so I think they’re really looking to kick on now. There’s no reason we can’t go on a nice run and start climbing up the table. 

“I didn’t play as much as I would’ve liked in the first half of the season, so hopefully now I can get my break here and look to be kicking on.”

iFollow subscribers can view Alex's full interview by clicking on the video image above, or by clicking here.

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