Kabongo Tshimanga on 'easy' decision to join Chesterfield and admiring Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez and Harry Kane

Kabongo Tshimanga says it was an ‘easy’ decision to join Chesterfield.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 3:45 pm

The striker, 24, is enjoying life at the Spireites with three goals in as many games after joining from Boreham Wood for an undisclosed fee.

“I did not think I would settle in so quickly but I am loving my time here so far,” he said.

"It is a big club with great fans and it is a club which does not deserve to be at this level.

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Kabongo Tshimanga has scored three goals in three games since joining Chesterfield.

"The club is ambitious to get into the EFL and climb up the leagues again so that matched my ambitions as well.”

Manager James Rowe tracked Tshimanga for a long time and that played a big part in him signing.

"It was an easy decision for me because the manager registered interest in me quite a while back when he first signed for the club so he sort of kept in touch with my agent and they kept talking,” Tshimanga said.

"It is important to have that because you know you are coming into an environment where you know the manager wants you, he knows your style of play, he knows your strengths, he knows your weakness so he can improve that side of your game and get the best out of you.

"I have been working on different aspects of my game like my long-range shots and my heading as well. I am trying to add more to my game to be a more complete striker.

“I have always been a striker that works off numbers and stats and you only have to look at the players at the top like (Sergio) Aguero, (Luis) Suarez and (Harry) Kane, they all work off numbers so that is something I have tried to implement in my game in the last two or three years and hopefully it will take me to the top.”

Chesterfield fans have already taken to the forward and have come up with a song for him using the lyrics from Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

Tshimanga laughed: “I don’t know who made it and I don’t know how you can think like that just on the spot! Whenever they sing it, it helps me when I need some confidence to try and help the team with goals and assists.”