Georg Margreitter has vowed to do all he can to help Chesterfield’s cause in League One after his loan move from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The central defender is hungry for minutes on the pitch and has started the last two games for the Spireites, having found himself on the fringes at Molineux.
He was brought to the Proact Stadium to provide cover following the sale of Liam Cooper to Leeds United and an injury to the versatile Sam Hird.
“I want to be playing, that’s the reason why I’m here,” said Margreitter, who arrived last week on a three-month loan deal from the Championship club.
“I’m really keen to play because I was in a little training group at Wolverhampton and it’s tough to make a good training session with sometimes five or eight people.
“It’s tough for the coach and it’s tough for us to train to get to a level that prepares you for competition. We didn’t do any tactical work and it was difficult to get really match fit both mentally and physically.
“I’ve enjoyed the last two games - apart from my head injury - and I feel like I’m still getting my match fitness. I felt it in the first game (Scunthorpe) for the first 20 minutes, I didn’t feel as comfortable on the ball as I usually am.
“I think I just need time and I’ll get better every minute I’m playing, I felt better in the second game - apart from the first 20 minutes - but I think I will improve every day and I’m looking forward to the coming weeks.
“I want to get games under my belt and I want to be successful. If you’re part of a successful team then everyday is different. Everyone is smiling, everyone is happy and appreciative of each others’ job and that’s the way it should be.”
He added: “If I can be part of a successful period for the club then I’ll be happy, I’ll do everything I can to fulfil my part.”
A concussion sustained midweek against Preston ruled him out of Saturday’s clash at Doncaster Rovers - but he is expected to make a swift return next week.
“I’m still a bit groggy from the head injury and can’t head a ball at the moment,” he said on Friday (September 19) afternoon.
“I just need a few more days rest and then I’ll be ready for next week. I’ve had it before and the doctor said to me to compare it to a hamstring injury.
“If you have one then you won’t run for three days after and it’s the same for your head after bruising your brain.”