Writer: Deano The Spireite
Date:Tuesday January 22 2013
Richard Brindley talking to the Official club site said: 'Basically I just said to myself that I need to play first team football and there were teams that were interested - pro clubs, reserve team wise. But for me I thought I was ready to play at a higher level and I wanted to play with mature players so I took a step backwards and pushed to take a step forward.
it is great to see a young footballer just wanting to play football, he could have sat in the reserves at a League club. He decided he wanted to play week in week out, so he took a step backwards, and knew he would learn a lot through doing this, so full credit to him. There are players that would rather play reserve football and take a pay cheque, rather than come to our club on loan. I think it happened a few times last season.
Brindley then says: My agency said to me, obviously you are better than this and you know you can push further. I trusted him, pushed hard and Chesterfield gave me the opportunity. I found it hard taking a step back because a lot of people in the league and out of the league were telling me it's hard to get back into league football. A lot of people get released and end up being stuck here (in non-league football) and obviously having the doubts in your mind, wether you'll get the chance or not, does play on your mind but I just kept pushing, had faith in myself and it paid off.'
Premiership Club Norwich released him in the summer, he had been there since he was 8 years old. It must have been hard for him having been at the club for ten years and suddenly told your not needed anymore. He could have given in and walked away from the game, but he didn't, he decided to go to Chelmsford in the Blue Square South League. he took a risk and kept faith in himself and produced some outstanding performances, which paid off and Chesterfield came along.
He is now back in the football league ready to play first team football, a young attacking Right back with plenty of speed. He then finishes by saying: 'He (Paul Cook) just said that you're a good player and I deserve a chance and I'm grateful that he has given me the opportunity to show people what I can do and what I have wanted to do for a long time, just have a chance to progress.'
it's great to see someone that is level headed and determined to grasp his opportunity, some players have the wrong attitude and feel they are better then they are and don't put the graft in, we have had our fair share of those players. I can't wait to see him play and show the league what he can do.
Date:Tuesday January 22 2013
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