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Sheridan: "It’s a big three points"

9 February 2019

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Following Chesterfield’s well-earned 1-0 victory over Halifax Town at the Proact on Saturday, John Sheridan emphasised just how important the win was.

He said: “It’s a big three points. Every game we play now is a massive game for us because of the position we are in the league.

“Halifax are a hard team to play against, they haven’t won or lost a lot of games, they’ve drawn quite a lot, which is similar to us. The big thing is, it’s taken us out of the bottom four which is a massive plus.”

The Spireites controlled much of the game but had to hold on late in the game. Sheridan praised his team but also spoke about how they could improve their game management.

“I thought the performance was alright, it was edgy. We’re not pleased with how the last ten minutes went but it’s about getting points on the board,” Sheridan said.

“I’ve praised the players, but we need to see games out when we get ahead and have that advantage. We need to know a bit more about how to see a game out because we have good experience on the pitch to do that.”

Sheridan changed the Spireites’ formation and thought the slight modification worked well against Halifax.

“They’re still getting used to me, I’m getting used to them. I changed the formation today and luckily it worked," said the boss.

"We got the result which I think we deserved, I think we should have scored three or four goals. Other than the last ten minutes, I felt very comfortable in the game.

“We knew what system we were going to play but we haven’t worked too much on it. I thought the lads dealt well with how we had to play the game. We passed it well and we created chances in the game.

“We looked quite solid, they were dangerous with set plays in the first half but once we got the goal we switched off a bit.

“We were probably chasing another goal with people going into silly areas, but we don’t have to score two, one-nil sees you through.”

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