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Boss looks ahead to Torquay test

20 December 2019

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Ahead of the trip to Torquay United, John Sheridan spoke to Spireites Digital about being wary of the opposition despite their five consecutive league losses.

He said: “They had a good result last week - 5-1 - and we’ve got to go there and stay as positive as much we can.

“They’re a good team. I thought they were good when we beat them 1-0 here. They’ve got some good players like Reid who scores a lot of goals and we are well aware of that.

“We have to believe that we are as good as anyone in the league. We’ve got to try and push on and get results. We’ve got to be strong, fight the cause and improve the situation.”

The boss provided an injury update as Josef Yarney looks to be clawing his way back to full fitness.

“We’re okay. Obviously Tootle and Coddington are long-term injuries. Yarney’s trained most of the week but won’t be involved tomorrow,” Sheridan stated. "Other than that, everyone else is fine.”

The loan deals involving Liam Shaw, Jermaine McGlashan and Gevaro all come to an end soon and Sheridan provided an update on their respective positions.

He said: “Young Shaw will be going back. He’s got a bright future in the game but it’s very difficult for a young player.

“McGlashan hasn’t figured too much. He’s a good pro, a good lad and his attitude was spot on. I was just honest with him to say that I won’t be keeping him.

“Gevaro’s still got another four games. I’ve had a chat with him and I would like to keep him if we can. Hopefully we can get the go-ahead to sort that one out.”

Tomorrow’s fixture begins a run of five games in two weeks and the boss is hoping that the tough run will breathe some confidence into the squad.

“It’s a massive period with games coming thick and fast. If you’re looking at the games we’ve got coming up, we have got to stand up, be tall and push on and get some results."

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