Chesterfield striker Jacob Brown says that he’s learned a lot from fellow strikers Kristian Dennis and Chris O’Grady during his first few weeks with club.
Brown, who joined the Spireites on loan from Barnsley until the end of the season in January, has trained with the duo regularly and sees similarities in their games with his own.
“They’re both different types of players,” Brown told iFollow.
“Chris is a big lad, who holds the ball up well and that’s part of my game, though I also like to be like Denno [Dennis]. He’s very agile around the box and can find a goal from anywhere.”
Brown made his Spireites bow in the away match at Carlisle United last month, and after sampling a taste of Sky Bet League Two action, he insists he’s ready to step in to Jack Lester’s team whenever the opportunity arises.
He said: “Striker is my main position and hopefully I can come on bring some energy and score some goals.
“In training he’s [Lester] seen my energy and how I can work back, so I’ve been playing out wide as well as up front. I can play in either position, so when I get my chance I’ll hopefully be able to take it, impress and stay in the team.
“I’ve been working hard in training to get my chance, if that comes either this weekend or in the next few weeks I’ll be ready.”
Brown’s arrival at the Proact came in the closing stages of the January transfer window, and he admits that while he was always keen on a move, it nearly didn’t take place.
He recalled: “I’d been trying to get on loan throughout the transfer window but having been on the fringes of the first team at Barnsley, I couldn’t go out until they’d got replacements.
“On the last day I was told that they were bringing in a striker in and my agent sorted it out for me. Chesterfield found out I could go out on loan and they snapped me up.”
The striker was joined on deadline day by his friend and Barnsley team mate Dylan Mottley-Henry, while another former Tyke Josh Kay, joined the Spireites earlier in the window.
As well as Mottley-Henry and Kay, Brown is also familiar with first team coach Tommy Wright, whom he worked with at Oakwell. And Brown says that while settling in has been relatively easy it’s helped to see so many familiar faces.
“I’ve settled in quite well since I’ve come here,” the striker added.
“I know Josh and Dylan and they’ve helped me out and that’s made it a lot easier, and all of the other lads have been friendly to me.
“I worked with Tommy at Barnsley and even though I was in the youth set up at that time, I had trained under him a lot.”