Georg looks to learn from Spireites skipper

On loan Chesterfield defender Georg Margreitter
On loan Chesterfield defender Georg Margreitter

On loan Chesterfield defender Georg Margreitter is hoping to strike up a solid defensive partnership with Spireites skipper Ian Evatt.

The two have partnered each other at the heart of Chesterfield’s defence twice since Margreitter’s loan switch from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He missed the tight 3-2 defeat away at Doncaster Rovers with concussion but is back in contention for the visit of Notts County on Saturday.

And, if given the chance to partner Evatt again, the 25-year-old is keen to learn from a man who has played at the top of the English game.

“I really like playing with Evo, we are room-mates in the hotel and we talk a lot. I really like him as a person and as a footballer he has a strong history,” he said.

“It’s good for me to play alongside a centre-half who has a lot of experience in English football. I can learn from him and the communication is right.”

Margreitter has settled quickly in to life at Chesterfield and is eager for his first taste of a Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire clash.

He has fond memories of the derby day experience from his time at Austria Vienna and FC Copenhagen where he got an appetite for the atmosphere.

“The crowd make a huge difference,” he said. “If the crowd gets you going they’re like your second engine and the players feel it.

“It’s a really great feeling when you feel the crowd supporting you. It means a lot to the crowd and you want to give them something back to show you care and have passion for the club.”

He has experience of the Europa League and faced Juventus and Galatasary in the Champions League during his time with Copenhagen.

And he thinks the Spireites’ particular passing style suits him: “We have some good footballers here. It’s a style which suits me.

“The pattern of play over there was to have possession of the ball, to play from the back and open games up with short passes.

“I’m a defender who likes to have the ball and I think we are on the way to get there. I think there is a lot of potential as we play together more,” he added.

Chesterfield keeper Aaron Chapman has joined League Two side Accrington Stanley on a two-month loan.

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