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Sheridan on development squad

14 June 2019

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John Sheridan has been eager to introduce a new development squad since returning to the club and in an interview with Spireites Digital, he has explained how crucial it will be in order for players to get regular game time.

“I think it’s very important,” he said.

“I think it will give the players belief more than anything else.

“There’s nothing worse than not playing when you’re a young player or even for players that are not in the first team. I think it’s important that they are playing on a weekly basis.”

The Spireites manager went onto state that last season there were a number of his squad that were not playing enough football but pointed out that the introduction of the development squad will give his players something to look forward to.

“Luckily it was a short period last year when I came in but there were too many players not playing football,” Sheridan claimed.

“I don’t think it’s fair on the players because their attitude was spot on and they didn’t give me a problem whatsoever.

“It’s important that they are playing and have something to look forward to.”

Former Chesterfield defender Charlie Williamson was appointed head of recruitment/chief scout in the week and during the interview, Sheridan mentioned that he believes he has the right people around him to bring youngsters into the senior squad.

“With the staff that I have got in and around me, I think it is one of our strengths that we can put belief into a young player that can perform and get into the first team,” he stated.

“The reason I am doing it is that I am very confident that one or two of them are going to come through and it’ll be a massive plus for us."


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