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Snodin: "Everybody’s going to be fighting for their place"

30 June 2019

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Chesterfield assistant manager Glynn Snodin has said that there is “no better feeling” than the football season starting when speaking to Spireites Digital.

The Spireites squad returned from their holidays for pre-season on Friday, and Snodin stressed how meaningful training sessions are in the build-up for the new campaign.

“They are very important,” he said.

“Nowadays they come back fit anyway, they’re lean machines now.”

Chesterfield’s pre-season campaign gets underway on the 13th of July when they travel to face local side Staveley Miners Welfare.

The assistant manager mentioned that these friendlies are a good chance for all players at the club to try and impress, by saying: “We need to get six or seven games in during pre-season and give everyone a chance.

“Everyone’s starting with a clean sheet, they’re all up for a place at the moment.”

The Spireites have made seven new signings so far this summer with the latest of those being Anthony Gerrard, Josef Yarney and Jack McKay who were all announced last Wednesday.

When asked about the incomings, Snodin stated that he is satisfied with the new signings that have come through the door up till now.

“They’re very good. There are a few with experience of promotions, they’ll not only be good on the field, but they will also be good in the dressing room,” he explained.

“You need people to push each other. Everybody’s going to be fighting for their place, which is good.”

Next season will be Snodin’s and John Sheridan’s first full season after being appointed in January, and the assistant manager stated that both of them will use the experience of last season as they look ahead to the new term.

He said: “You learn about the teams you played against, what you’re going to be up against and how you’re going to play.

“It’ll be different for us this season because we only came in during January, and we had to make sure we got them out of the bottom four. This year it’ll be a little bit different.”

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