New Chesterfield loan goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons is ready to take his chance

New Chesterfield goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons says he will be ready to take his chance if he is needed between now and the end of the season.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 3:48 pm

The 25-year-old has joined the Spireites on loan from Notts County until the end of the campaign.

County can recall him and he will not be able to play against his parent club when they meet on February 1.

Fitzsimons has been limited to just two appearances for County so far this season.

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"The situation I was in at County obviously I was out of favour but the goalkeeper they brought in has done really well so I have not really had any complaints,” Fitzsimons said. “Unfortunately it is the position I have just found myself in so I am happy to be here and hopefully I can get some games under my belt.

"I want to play as many games as I can and if and when I get it hopefully I will take it with both hands and help us as much as I can."

The stopper, who came through the Crystal Palace academy before moving to Bolton Wanderers followed by loan spells at Bishop’s Stortford, Braintree and Chelmsford City, believes those experiences will help him during his time at Chesterfield.

"It gave me a good pedigree in terms of the physical side of the game,” he added.

Ross Fitzsimons.

"Of course it is going to help me for the rest of the season and hopefully I can help the team as much as I can.”