Chesterfield manager John Sheridan was pleased with his side’s performance against an impressive AFC Telford United at New Bucks Head on Saturday afternoon, but insisted his side must improve before the season’s curtain raiser against Tranmere Rovers.
The Conference National side twice fought back from behind, after firstly Drew Talbot and then Jordan Bowery gave the League Two new boys a deserved lead. Danny Whitaker also saw his vicious drive crash back off the underside of the bar, before the hosts levelled completely against the run of play to deny the Spireires a third successive pre-season win.
“It was obviously a good workout, the most important thing was to get something out of the game and it was a good run out,” Sheridan told Spireites Player after the full-time whistle.
“Obviously, I’d like to win football matches, but it was a step up from our last two opponents and they gave us one or two problems. The goals we conceded were poor on our part, but I thought we created some good opportunities to score ourselves.”
The Chesterfield manager also admitted that he had been trying to give his squad much-needed game time, but insisted that he would be working on his side’s defending before Friday evening’s clash with Alfreton Town after they conceded two disappointing goals.
“We haven’t done too much defensively, it’s about getting on the ball and creating chances so we’ll work on that in the important games that are coming up in the latter stages of pre-season,” he added.
“But we’ve got to work harder and make things as hard as possible for the opposition, from the front to the back. Like I said, we haven’t done much of that so it’s about getting a few games and I’ve been trying to give everyone a bit of football, that’s why I’ve made changes but as we’re leading up to the Tranmere game I won’t be making as many.”
Spireites Player subscribers can watch John’s interview from the New Bucks Heads Stadium in full, from tomorrow. (July 29)