Chesterfield: Sam’s the name, goalscoring’s the game!

Sam Morsy claps the fans as he is subbed off
Sam Morsy claps the fans as he is subbed off
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Sam Morsy has set his sights on improving his goal return for Chesterfield in the forthcoming League One campaign.

The Spireites midfielder found the back of the net just twice in the early days of February during last season’s League Two triumph.

His first came in the defeat of Bristol Rovers at the Proact Stadium before he doubled his total three days later against Fleetwood Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The 22-year-old was predominantly used in a holding role alongside Jimmy Ryan for much of his first season in north Derbyshire, but bagged a brace against Leeds United in Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

He made it three in two games on Wednesday evening with the third against Premier League club Aston Villa as the Spireites ran out 3-1 winners.

And, while it may still only be pre-season, Morsy hopes he can continue to be amongst the goals from the big kick-off on August 9 at Leyton Orient.

He said: “I’m delighted to get a couple of goals and that’s an aim of mine this season - to get more goals.”

Following a driven effort from the edge of the penalty area to pull Chesterfield level, Morsy was in the right place at the right time slightly closer to goal to put his side ahead.

“It’s all about creating those relationships and working around those guys,” he added. “No-one seemed to be staying with me when I broke from midfield so that’s what I did.”

The countdown to the new Football League season is on and an excited Morsy said the feeling in the dressing room couldn’t be better.

“The guys feel great, we’re getting sharper and sharper. The fitness levels are improving and everyone’s getting excited in playing in League One this season.

“We can’t wait. We probably felt like we were a League One team last season, without getting ahead of ourselves, so it’s going to be a really good test.

“The opposition is going to be better, there’s going to be more quality but it’s an excellent chanceto test ourselves and with the nucleus of the squad being so young as well, it’s an opportunity for everyone to improve.

“There are some fantastic young players here. They are very young so we can’t expect too much off them but they’ve been a breath of fresh air in training,” he added.