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"I know what he's capable of" - Chesterfield boss Dean Saunders on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake

11 June 2015

Dean Saunders is expecting Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to impress at Chesterfield, after the striker joined the Spireites on a two-year deal.

Saunders worked with Ebanks-Blake during his tenure at Wolverhampton Wanderers and has backed the striker to flourish once more, at the Proact Stadium.

The 29-year-old front man started just one league game in 2014/15 and was released by Preston North End last month, but Saunders insists he's still hungry.

"I know him from my days at Wolves and he scored five goals in five games for me," Saunders told the club's official website. "Then he broke his leg and was out for a year after that, but I know what he's capable of.

"He's scored goals in the Premier League, he's scored goals in the Championship. He's only 29, he's not 33 or 34 or anything, and he's still hungry.

"I know he'll do the job for us and we'll need to work with him to get him on the starting grid for the first game of the season. He's going to need a pre-season and it's the first one he's been able to do properly for a while.

“He knows what I'm like and that I want to win games and do well, he wants to be part of that and he knows he's going to come and play.

"He needs to get a full season under his belt and score 20 goals for us then he'll be back in the Championship, hopefully with us, or he'll attract someone else."

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