Osman Kakay strongly disagrees with anyone suggesting results don’t mean as much to players on loan to Chesterfield.
Numerous fans have highlighted that no matter what happens to the Spireites come the end of the season, loan players can simply return to their Premier League and Championship parent clubs.
But defender Kakay isn’t thinking about Queens Park Rangers or his return to Loftus Road in May.
“That’s not the case at all,” he said.
“I’m here to play for Chesterfield, whatever I do on the pitch is for myself and Chesterfield.
“I give 110 per cent all the time.”
Nineteen-year-old Kakay and the club’s other youngsters might have shifted uncomfortably in their changing room seats after some ‘home truths’ were delivered by skipper Ian Evatt in the wake of a bitterly disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Bury last month.
But the right-back welcomes the input, no matter how scathing it might be.
“This is a man’s game,” he said.
“We had a bad spell and Ian is one of the experienced players.
“Whatever he’s saying to us, I’ll take it, it will help me develop as a player.”
Kakay, who joined QPR at the tender age of six and has played three times for the R’s, believes he’s adjusting well to the robust nature of League One football.
“I’ve played a few games now and really enjoyed it,” he said.
“As games have gone on I’ve felt fitter and stronger.
“Coming into league football you’re playing for mortgages and livelihoods but the gaffer has given me the confidence not to take it like that and just show what I’m about.”
And he’s confident that, should Town repeatedly show the desire that was on display in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Swindon, they’ll stave off the relegation threat.
“There’s a lot of passion, we really want to stay up,” he said.
“That win meant a lot to us.
“I think we can, we just need to carry on showing the right mentality and willingness to win our games.
“Recently we’ve been unlucky but we have been playing well.
“If we keep defending with the right mindset and scoring a few goals we most definitely can escape relegation.”