Chesterfield: New boy Anderson relishing Spireites chance

Tom Anderson
Tom Anderson

Chesterfield’s new loan defender is raring to go ahead of Peterborough United’s trip to the Proact Stadium today.

Tom Anderson, borrowed from ex-Spireites skipper Sean Dyche’s Burnley, signed to the end of the season ahead of Monday’s transfer window closure.

The big centre-half explained how the move came about.

“It was mentioned on Friday and then it all happened very quickly. Over the weekend I was hoping it would get done, but you never know what will happen.

“I know the Burnley manager is a hero around here and he knows the club well and spoke of the good set-up. I think he wanted me to come to a club that he trusts.”

Anderson had a spell at Carlisle last season but has played only reserve football this season.

He added: “I’ve been trying to get out on loan and get some experience and the manager mentioned it to me, I wanted to get game.

“There’s a good bunch of lads here; you could see that from the training we’ve done.

“They look good, organised and now I can’t wait to get started. I hope to play. Every boy at my age wants to get experience and develop as a player. Hopefully I can get that and do my best for Chesterfield.”

Anderson and midfielder Gary Liddle are the two new men most likely to be considered for a starting berth.

Ex-Sheffield United man Connor Dimaio may have to settle for a bench spot.

Liddle looks certain to come in for now-departed Sam Morsy while Anderson will be hoping to displace either Sam Hird or Charlie Raglan as boss Danny Wilson desperately tries to shore up a leaky backline.

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