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Sheridan on Halifax fixture

27 December 2019

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Chesterfield head to FC Halifax Town on Saturday two games unbeaten and aiming to pick up back to back away wins.

They come up against a Halifax team that are coming off a heavy 5-1 defeat at Stockport County on Boxing Day, however, John Sheridan has emphasised that the result will be insignificant when the two sides meet on Saturday.

“I had a look at the results and you just don’t know who is going to beat who and who is going to do what,” he explained.

“We’ve just got to look after ourselves and we know the importance of trying to get three points from games.

“Someone can go and get beat 5-0 in this league then go and win 5-0, it’s just so inconsistent it’s unbelievable.

“We know we can win at Halifax but we have to turn up. I think a performance like we had against Solihull and Torquay will give us a good chance of winning.”

After Thursday’s draw at home to Solihull Moors on Boxing Day, Sheridan’s side will only have one day to recover before making the trip to West Yorkshire.

The boss explained that the players will be resting up on Friday for them to be able to make it through one of the busiest periods of the campaign.

“It’s just winding down,” said the manager.

“The games come thick and fast and sometimes a bit of rest is more than making them travel and coming in to train on a heavy pitch.

“I’ll do what I think is best and hopefully we can go and get a result.”

Both Robbie Weir and Anthony Gerrard were not involved in the Boxing Day squad, Weir was forced off at Torquay with illness and Gerrard was unavailable with a hamstring strain.

Sheridan confirmed that the pair will be assessed before Saturday and Jack McKay will also be subject to a late fitness test, by saying:

There’s a few of them with it and have played with it.

“It’s going around and we’ve just got to be careful.

“Weir has got the sickness bug and Gerrard just felt a little twinge with his hamstring so we’ll just have to assess them.

“Gerrard’s isn’t anything serious with his hamstring but we’ll have to see how he is.

“Robbie has probably got a better chance than McKay because he was struggling at half time.”


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