Step into the unknown as Spireites’ Luis looks to build up fitness

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HIGH-profile Chesterfield signing Luis Boa Morte says he is unsure when he will be fully fit.

As long as he is granted international permission, the Portuguese winger is set to make his Spireites debut against Dagenham and Redbridge this afternoon.

But the 35-year-old has admitted: “It’s difficult to say how fit I am now. I’ve been doing a lot of training but have not been getting matches so it’s always difficult to say.

“You get match fitness when you play matches and I’m hoping to get the matches in. If clearance comes through

“I’ll be fit enough to play on Saturday, but the manager hasn’t guaranteed me a place but I always give my maximum in training. I’m ready to go.”

Boa Morte has been training with former club Fulham, where he was a teammate of Spireites number two Mark Crossley.

The ex-Portugal International said: “Mark was a big reason for me to come here but now he’s in management and I’m a player. We’ll keep the waters separate and I’m the same as any other player, I’m just a player.”

The lure of English football persuaded Boa Morte into joining the League Two club.

“It’s my passion for the game that brings me here; this is not a money move,” he insisted.