Chesterfield: Mani Dieseruvwe confident of making a Proact impact

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New signing Mani Dieseruvwe is confident of getting plenty of minutes with the Spireites despite having hardly featured during his loan spell.

Dieseruvwe converted his loan deal from Sheffield Wednesday into a permanent transfer on deadline day when he signed an 18-month deal.

And the 19-year-old is determined to develop at the Proact and force his way into Paul Cook’s first team plans.

“I’m very happy to be here,” Dieseruvwe said.

“I’ve enjoyed my month here.

“I haven’t played a lot but I’ve spoken to the gaffer and he’s said that I’m in his plans for the future.

“I’ve signed an 18 month deal so in the next year and a half I can progress, get into the first team and score some goals for this club.

“It’s a positive mood around the ground at all times so I’m just happy to be here and happy to be here permanently.

Dieseruvwe will be looking to prove he is the man to fill the big boots of Eoin Doyle, who joined Cardiff City on Monday.

Cook has been presented with selection dilemma for tomorrow’s trip to Notts County and has the chance to field several new faces at the club.

Dan Gardner is set to be out for around five weeks and Gary Roberts three, while Armand Gnanduillet is a doubt with a groin problem, opening the door for the likes of Dieseruvwe, Byron Harrison, Caolan Lavery and Mark Duffy.

Certain starters are keeper Tommy Lee, defenders Tendayi Darikwa, Sam Hird and Charlie Raglan plus midfielders Sam Morsy, Jimmy Ryan and Sam Clucas.

The other four spots could be divided up in a myriad of different ways.

Dan Jones will start if Cook opts for a back four, whilst the remaining slots, in addition to the new faces, will be desired by the likes of Jay O’Shea, Gnanduillet, Ritchie Humphreys, Gboly Ariyibi and Ollie Banks.

County boss Shaun Derry, who brought in seven new faces in January said of his one win in eleven side: “I don’t want to make excuses, but we have made a number of new signings and there’s a bit of turbulence there.

“They all need to get to know each other properly.

“But, at the same time, we have to get results to go with it because that’s the industry we are in.

“And the quicker they get to know each other the quicker the results will come.”