New Chesterfield signing Will Evans, hopes that his experience of the National League will be a huge asset for the club, as they bid to return to the EFL at the first attempt.
Evans became Martin Allen’s fifth summer signing when joined the club from Aldershot on a two-year deal yesterday, and he knows what it takes to win matches at this level.
Speaking exclusively to iFollow, he said: “I know this league very well, in three of the four years that I’ve played in there I’ve made the playoffs.
“It’s a tough league and you can’t take anyone for granted, there are a few teams who are part-time, but they’re still very good and competitive.
“So, it is a tough league, you need to not get frustrated by it and take it game by game.”
While most of the country were in enjoying a relaxing Bank Holiday weekend, that wasn’t the case for the centre half, who explained how his move came about and what he can bring to the Sprieites squad.
“I’m very pleased to have got it done,” he said. “It’s been a busy couple of days and a little bit fast and furious, but I’m pleased. Martin got hold of my agent late on Saturday night and it went from there.
“I’m a centre half and hopefully I can win my fair share of headers and defend well. I feel like I’m quite a technical player too, so I feel like I have a few strengths.”
And like fellow new signings Curtis Weston and Michael Nelson, Evans cited Allen as huge influence on his arrival in North Derbyshire, a manager who despite not playing under in his career, he knows all about.
He added: “I’ve not worked with him previously, though I have played against his former clubs and they were always tough teams to play against, he won the league with Barnet a few years back and they were a very good team.
“I’m excited to get back into the flow of things and into training, it’s an exciting time.”
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