Liam Grimshaw says the chance to improve as a player was a key factor in his move to Chesterfield.
The 21 year-old joined on loan from Preston North End on deadline day in a bid to boost his experience and get game time.
Grimshaw said: “There were a few clubs interested, but I thought that I’d have a great chance here and I’m looking forward to it.
“The manager has a good track record in the league, he told me I’d get the chance to play and improve.
“I have not played much this season, apart from early on, so that is a big thing for me.
“It is about getting experience, the more experience you have the better.
“I have come to try and play games and to help Chesterfield get away from the relegation zone.
“I am just happy to get out on loan really and play a few games here. I’m looking forward to battling and working hard.
“I like to get up and down, work hard and get my foot in. I’ll try to score a few goals too.”
And the versatile midfielder, who can also play in defence, says he cannot wait to show what he can do against Oldham on Saturday.
“The lads seem to be a good tight group, you wouldn’t think they’re where they are in the league,” he added.
“All the new lads are eager to impress and willing to fight for their place in the team. The lads are in decent spirits.
“I am really looking forward to getting started and hopefully trying to play a few games and help take them higher.
“Oldham are down there and like us they’ll be eager to get three points.
“It is just three points at the end of the day and we just have to take it as any other game.
“You want to beat teams that are around you but we have to take it one game at a time.
“I’m sure the players have the ability to get out of danger and finish strongly.”
Grimshaw came through the famed Manchester United academy and captained the U18 squad under the tutelage of Paul McGuinness.
That saw him earn comparisons to the likes of John O’Shea and Phil Neville, and a call-up to the England U18 squad followed for a match with Italy.
His move to Preston after ten years at Old Trafford came after spells at Morecambe and 16 games with Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League.