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Gary Caldwell Pre Sheffield Wednesday Press Conference

8 August 2017

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Spireites manager Gary Caldwell, spoke to the media yesterday ahead of tonight's match with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, 7.45pm. Here's some of what he had to say.

On his feelings after the Grimsby defeat: “It was similar to Saturday, Sunday the frustration and then today the hope and the excitement of working with the players, developing them and eradicating the small details that we got wrong which ultimately cost us the game.

“We have to be clear in what we’re doing and how we’re going to win games, we’ve probably done 90% of what we want to do right but didn’t put the ball in the net enough in those early stages and throughout the whole game to be honest, so it’s pretty clear what we need to work on.”

On team news for the Hillsborough clash: “Kristian [Dennis] is fine, he recovered really well and trained fine this morning, which is a massive bonus as I felt he would be struggling.

“Jordan Sinnott missed out, he’s felt tightness in his thigh and it will probably be a week to ten days out for him, Evo [Ian Evatt] misses out through suspension but everyone else is fit.

“There will be two enforced changes and we’ll look at others as well.”

On the challenged posed by Wednesday: “We’ll approach the game in the same way we approach every game, we’ll try to compete and impose ourselves on the game.

“It’s a big challenge, it’s a big stadium and they’ve got a massive squad with strength in depth, so whoever plays will be of real quality and we have to go and be at our best to win.

“I believe we can win, the players do too! If we continue Saturday’s form and cut out the silly mistakes, I’m sure we can cause them problems.”

On his preferred formation: “I prefer to win!

“Every week we’ll try to pick a team that goes to win, in the second half we actually went to a 4-2-1-3 with Gozie [Ugwu] and Delial [Brewster] either side of Chris O’Grady with Dennis in behind.

“But I hope we don’t have to play like that too often as we become too open chasing the game like that.

“In the summer I tried to sign players to give me those options, on Tuesday we’re looking to play a team that can play in a number of different ways as that makes it difficult for the opposition to play against us.”

On Clint Hill training with the club: “He’s somebody I’ve known for a long time and he’s a good character.

“I felt that it would be good for him to come in and train with us and we’ll see what happens. I’d consider any player of his quality.

“He’s not had any football so he’s been training on his own, he wanted to have that football training with good competition, I was able to provide that for him and we’ll see how that develops.”

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