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Pressley: Teixeira loan extension a boost before Chesterfield

29 October 2015

Cod Army host the Spireites at Highbury on Saturday

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s game against Chesterfield, manager Steven Pressley was delighted with the loan extension of defender Dionatan Teixeira.

The Stoke City centre half penned a further three month extension to his loan deal which was due for expiry after the game with the Spireites.

Teixeira has started every fixture since joining from the Potters, and has put in a number of impressive performance as the Cod Army have kept two clean sheet from their last four.

Town head into the clash having picked up three points last weekend at Barnsley, and will be hoping for successive wins on Saturday.

Pressley said: “We’re all delighted to extend Dionatan Teixeira’s loan deal as he’s impressed greatly while being here. He’s adapted to what we’ve asked him to do.

“He’s shown an appetite to stay with us himself which is important. It’s hard to come by many left side centre backs so it’s pleasing to have him here.

“Losing Richard Wood was a disappointment because he’d formed a good partnership with Tex in the short period of time they had been with us.

“For family reasons and location, Chesterfield was a more appealing option to Richard but in his absence we’ve got Nathan Pond coming back.

“He has trained this week and took part in Wednesday’s development game. We’re building him along gradually and is a thought at the weekend.”

Pressley admits that the Sky Bet League One table is very open this season, and that there isn’t much to choose between the teams.

“The great thing about English football is that on any given day any team can beat each other. Chesterfield are four points off the Play-Offs and six off the relegation zone.

“There aren’t any outstanding teams in this division this year like there has been in previous years when you had the likes of Bristol City, Preston North End and Rotherham.

“The league is very open and even this year which is certainly making for an interesting division.”

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