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Boss: "We can match anyone in this league"

24 December 2019

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Ahead of the Boxing Day meeting with Solihull Moors at the Proact Stadium, John Sheridan acknowledged that it will be a tough game but insisted that the Spireites are a match for anyone in the division.

Sheridan began by reflecting on Saturday's fine victory at Torquay United, saying: “I was very pleased to come away with the 3-0 win and clean sheet. We got off to a great start and it gives everyone a bit of confidence.

“The game ended up being quite comfortable. Obviously the sending off was a big plus for us as well.

“When you score first, it gives you something to hold onto. Usually when we’ve done that, we have worked hard to keep a clean sheet and we’ve ended up winning the game with three good goals.”

Chesterfield’s upcoming opponents currently occupy the fourth play-off spot in the National League.

The boss knows the thereat they pose and said: “It’ll be a tough game. They’re strong, organised and I think he (Tim Flowers) has done a good job there.

“They’re big, strong and solid. They were excellent last year and they’re going well this year. I expect a really tough game and we’ve got to be ready for a fight.

“I think we proved last week that if we are at our game and we can be organised and solid, we can match anyone in this league.

“It’s a massive period, playing a lot of games in a few days and Solihull will be a big test for us.”

Jack McKay scored his first goal for the club at Torquay and the manager talked about the confidence that could give the striker.

“He obviously hasn’t played a lot of football, but I thought he did well. The one thing he has got is pace,” Sheridan said.

“When he’s direct, he’s effective and I’m hoping the goal will give him a big boost. He just needs to know what he’s actually got in his locker to make him a good player.”

Sheridan gave an injury update on Robbie Weir, who was taken off at half time on Saturday and Josef Yarney.

“Robbie’s still got a sickness bug. He was struggling at half time and we’ve just got to be careful with that at this time of year.

“[Yarney] will be in the squad and he is available to play. He’s trained this week so we will assess him and see how he is,” he stated.

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