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Snodin: "We're not going to get downbeat"

15 August 2019

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Assistant-manager Glynn Snodin says that everyone must remain positive as the Spireites go in search of their first win of the season this weekend.

Ahead of the trip to Barnet, Snodin said: “We’re not going to get downbeat, we’re not going to get disheartened.

“When we first came in, we had clean sheets galore and that’s what we got to get back to. We’ve got to be hard to beat, we’ve got to be ruthless.

“This group is a lovely group of players, but we don’t want to them to be nice on the pitch. We want them to be horrible to play against. That means being difficult and keeping clean sheets. That’s what good teams that go and get promotion do.

“Between the two boxes, that’s where you win and lose your games. We’ve got to get better at both ends.”

Snodin had high praise for Barnet, saying: “They’re a good side. I enjoyed watching them last season; I thought they were one of the best teams I’d seen in this league.

“They’ve got great movement from the middle of the park into the last third. They have some pacy people out wide and up front.

“We’ve got to deal with that first and then go put our authority on it going forward as well.”

Jay Sheridan has made two substitute appearances so far this season and Snodin has been impressed with the young player’s attitude and ability.

Snodin said: “It’s difficult when you’ve got a manager and son at a football club. He’s handled it well so far and when he’s come on, he’s played his part and he’s done well. He’ll be nearly there, fighting for a place on Saturday.”

When asked about the fitness of Anthony Gerrard, Tom Denton and Anthony Spyrou, Snodin replied: "There may be one (back), which I can’t say at the moment. Hopefully we’ll know more tomorrow. Two or three weeks and we can see the three of them back.”

Snodin added that John Sheridan is still looking for loan players to add to his squad, commenting: “He’s been trying. From when we came in for pre-season, he’s been trying.

“There are players he’s asked if they want to come and they just didn’t want to come to the league. At the end of the day, they didn’t want to come into the National League, they want to stay in their leagues.”


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