Chesterfield’s Charlie eager to put in hard yards

Charlie Dawes
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Charlie Dawes has given Chesterfield supporters an insight into what type of player they can expect to see from him at the Proact Stadium next season.

The 18-year-old striker signed for the Spireites on a one-year contract last week and is looking to make his mark on a squad taking shape for a rigorous League One campaign.

The former Sheffield Wednesday trainee had been on trial with Paul Cook’s League Two champions before the Chesterfield boss offered him a deal for the 2014/15 season.

Dawes (pictured), from Grassmoor, who joined the Spireites after a decade at Hillsborough, said: “I’m a player who likes to dribble, likes to get at people, a goalscorer.

“I’m going to work hard in pre-season and hopefully I’ll have a spot in the squad. I can’t wait to get back in to it, get back in and show what I can do.”

Chesterfield’s pre-season programme includes the visit of Aston Villa to the Proact before a season which will see Cook’s side face Sheffield United, Doncaster and Barnsley.

“We’re on the up so we’re going in to League One and it’ll be a good season and some good games,” said Dawes, who had watched the Spireites during their title success.

And, on signing his first professional contract with his hometown club, Dawes was impressed by what he had seen of life at the Proact Stadium so far.

“It’s brilliant, my first professional contract and it’s with my local team so I’m very happy,” he added.

“The players are brilliant, the stadium’s brilliant and I get on with all the staff really well so it’s good to be here.”

While Chesterfield will be joined in League One next term by Fleetwood Town, who overcame Burton Albion on Bank Holiday Monday thanks to an Antoni Sarcevic second-half wonder-strike.

Former Spireite and Alfreton Town man Jordan Hall, 30, has been unveiled as the new first team manager at Glapwell FC. Hall’s first taste of management came at Heanor Town for six month in 2012/13.