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Tyson: "I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead"

24 January 2020

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After joining the Spireites on a loan deal from Notts County, Nathan Tyson spoke to Spireites Digital and began by saying how pleased he was to sign with the club until the end of the campaign.

“It’s fantastic,” said the experienced striker. “It’s an opportunity that I couldn’t avoid.

“When I spoke to John Pemberton he said that they needed a striker, I made myself available and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“It’s a shame to see where the club are at the moment, it’s a false position really and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

The 37-year-old has a vast amount of experience in the Football League, having featured for the likes of Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Blackpool and Wycombe Wanderers.

Tyson explained that he hasn’t seen much change in the type of football at National League level and claimed that a lack of opportunities at Meadow Lane meant he was keen to secure a move to Chesterfield.

“With the rebuilding process at County over the summer it was tough,” he stated to Spireites Digital. “It’s been a bit stop-start for me this season, hence why I have come on loan here.

“Stepping down to this league, there isn’t much difference from League Two, to be honest.

“It’s exciting, it’s high tempo, some of the pitches aren’t great but you have to get on with it.”

With a new forward joining, it gives the Spireites a number of options with Tom Denton, Scott Boden and the suspended Mike Fondop all fighting it out for a striking slot.

Tyson put forward that this competition for places allows the players to really push each other, by saying: “You’ve got to have healthy competition and encourage each other.

“At the end of the day, the club is in the position that no player wants to be in but you’ve got to strive and work together.

“I’m here to push everyone along, I’m here to make an impact and contribute to the cause.”

The striker finished off by declaring how he will use his experience to help his team-mates in order to push the club further up the league table.

“It’s just encouragement - encourage the lads that they can get out of this,” said Tyson.

“There’s some really good players here and you don’t become a bad player overnight. There are certain situations that have gone on and you’ve just got to make sure that you are positive.

“That comes with the fans as well so hopefully they’ll get behind us and help us get out of the situation that we are in.”

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