Chesterfield: Ariyibi hoping for Spireites start for Coventry clash

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One man hoping to get a recall to Spireites line up for tomorrow’s game at home to Coventry City is nippy raider Gboly Ariyibi.

The 20-year-old recently signed a deal that keeps him with the club until 2017.

Having notched two assists after coming on as an early sub in Chesterfield’s last home game, the US-born youngster will be hoping he could be the man to replace the suspended Sam Morsy, Paul Cook’s only absentee.

Regarding his contract, the former Southampton and Leeds man said: “I’m delighted, I’ve been patient and waited to get my chance and it looks like I’ve taken it so I’m happy to push on from here.

“I was waiting for my chance and probably getting a bit annoyed when it wasn’t coming, but what you’ve got to do is keep working hard in training and showing that you’re capable of doing well and playing in the side.

“It’s a good club and we play good football with nice players and I think I can progress here.

“I would say I’ve adapted pretty well, coming in I was a bit different to the players the manager’s got and he said that to me.

“I’m quite dynamic and different to what he usually has so it’s been good to try and adapt and get used to the players.”

City manager Tony Mowbray, still searching for his first win in charge at the Ricoh Arena, is happy with his attacking options. Having drawn 1-1 at home to Bradford in midweek the ex-Celtic boss said: “Marcus Tudgay, Frank Nouble, Nick Proschwitz. Them and Dominic Samuel, they’re all a handful. We have the ability to cause trouble for most sides in the division.”

Mowbray could be without midweek casualties Aaron Martin (concussion) and Jim O’Brien who was withdrawn with a minor hamstring tweaks. Despite the fifth bottom side dropping two points against what he called a ‘Cup weary’ Bantams side, he added: “I think if we play like that for the rest of the season then we will get points and be okay.”