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Sheridan previews Barrow clash

23 August 2019

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Ahead of the Spireites’ fixture against Barrow on Saturday, John Sheridan began the pre-match press conference by stating that his side are creating opportunities but need to improve at the back if they are to secure their first win of the season.

“One thing we are doing is that we are creating chances in games,” he said.

“We look like we are going to score goals but we’ve just got to be a lot more solid which we were last year.

“When we are defending we have to be switched on because that is our downfall.

“We’ve been in every game and we could have easily won a few.”

Mike Fondop and Jermaine McGlashan signed for the club last Friday and both started against Barnet to make their Chesterfield debuts.

Fondop notched a brace and McGlashan was a constant threat out wide during the 2-2 draw. Sheridan expressed his delight when asked about their first appearances with their new club, by saying: “They both did well.

“They’ve had a bit more time with the players this week.

“I threw them both in the side and they didn’t let themselves down.

“Mike with getting his two goals was a handful and aggressive with the way he went about his game.

“Jermaine looked really bright in the first 20 minutes and he was giving them problems.

“We need to be giving him the ball because he will get you up the pitch.”

Tom Denton and Anthony Spyrou haven’t featured for the Spireites so far this season with Denton being injured before pre-season and Spyrou picking up a knock just before the start of the National League campaign.

The Spireites boss explained that the strikers could be back in time for next weekend’s home fixture against Dagenham and Redbridge.

“We’ll wait and see,” stated Sheridan.

“They are both coming along well and we will probably be looking for them to be involved next week.”

Barrow currently sit in 14th position in the league table and are coming off a victory over Yeovil Town which Sheridan declared will give Ian Evatt’s team confidence heading into Saturday.

“It’s been an alright start to the season for them,” put forward the Chesterfield manager.

“They’ve got a few ex-players and Ian has obviously played here himself.

“They beat Yeovil last week so they’ll be coming here in a positive mood.”

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