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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dynamite transfers sprout hope of safety


Chesterfield has sounded a signal of intent of staying up in Division three by signing Miraleum Sulejmani, Kevin Vogt and Alfred Duncan. In what is usually a quiet offseason, Chesterfield have revamped their side and had to fill the big holes left by the departed Dmitri Torbinsky and Hugo Rodallega.

The headline transfer for the Spireites was Miraleum Sulejmani from Division Three rivals Plymouth Argle for $5.8 million. Being considered quite a coup for the small club, the controversial forward has the reputation of separating a dressing room with his personality however is still considered one of the brightest talents in Serbian football. Known for his pace, skill and precise passing along with his versatility to play on the wing and up front, he is an ideal fit for a Glory Day’s fast paced system.

When questioned as to why he made the controversial move from fellow rivals Plymouth Argle to a “smaller club” Chesterfield

“I don’t think that Chesterfield is a small club, they have big ambitions and have a good attitude in playing football. I wasn’t happy at Plymouth and the manager understood that, so we looked for another team. I talked to ‘former Chesterfield player’ Nemanja (Matic) about joining Chesterfield and he said it would be the best place for you; the manager expects a very high level and will bring the best out of you. So for me, it wasn’t a difficult decision.”
Manager Glory Days addressed how such a big transfer could be kept under wraps “It all happened very quickly, we realised that Miraleum was available for transfer and he was on the brink of travelling to another club but quick discussions and negotiations with Plymouth and we made a bid, then personal terms were agreed upon and we announced the signing a day later”

Promising Kevin Vogt joins a growing German contingent at Chesterfield; he arrives from German side Augsburg and was touted for a move to Division One side Exeter City however made a surprising move to the Division Three side with prospects of more playing time. “When I was discussing contracts with Exeter and Chesterfield, the manager at Chesterfield sold the club to me and I was encouraged to come and to make his team better”  
Another promising midfield prospect Alfred Duncan arrives from Walsall for $2 million and is seen as one for the future along with Diego Laxalt and Sergio Oliveria.

Manager Glory Days showed his enthusiasm at welcoming his new players to the club.
“We are delighted today to welcome our three new signings to the club which will not only strengthen our chances at staying up in Division Three but will provide a brighter future. Miraleum Sulejmani is a talented, talented player who unfortunately has a reputation of being divisive however here at Chesterfield we believe that we can get the best out of him as a player on the field and as a person in the community.

Kevin (Vogt) is a versatile young German defender who can play right fullback, centre half, defensive and central midfield. We are delighted to have him with a growing number of German players already at the club with the likes of Matthias Ostrozolek, Andres Hahn and Christopher Averor along with Mehmet Ekici who has previously played in Germany; Kevin will adjust to life here in Chesterfield. Alfred Duncan has been touted as another promising talent; we are happy to welcome him to the club and help to continue his development into a good player.”   


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