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Sheridan: "I'd like us to win games for the supporters"

28 March 2019

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Ahead of Saturday’s match against Dagenham & Redbridge at the Proact, John Sheridan told the media how important the victory would be for the Spireites.

Sheridan urged his side to continue their good form to the end of the season and praised the players for their efforts since his arrival back at the club.

He said: “It’s important we finish the season strongly and get as many wins as we can and it’s all down to the players.

“For us to look 95% safe, it’s a massive achievement and I fully applaud them. With six games to go, we look in a very comfortable position, at the same time we are still wary of what could be.

"For us to do what we’ve done and the players to respond in the way they have, it’s down to them. I only pick a team and try to give them a boost.

“The biggest thing is that they’re enjoying training, they’re enjoying coming into work and they’re taking it out on the pitch.”

The Spireites boss hopes his side get the win on Saturday which will allow him to give other players an opportunity with safety guaranteed.

“Hopefully we get the three points on Saturday and that is us safe. I want to reward the players whose attitude has been spot on.

"One or two haven’t featured much because we’ve had a team that has been winning more games than losing so it hasn’t been too difficult to pick my side.

“If I can, I want to reward the players with a couple of games. At the same time I still want us to win. Three points on Saturday will allow me to juggle with the team. I still want us to win games and have a winning mentality.”

 Sheridan spoke of how vital it is for his team to build on their 3-0 home win against Sutton United last weekend and build momentum at home.

“I’d like us to win games for the supporters,” he said. “Since I’ve been in, the home support has been brilliant and they’ve got right behind the team.

"They’ve been watching too much football where they’ve been losing so we need to get back to winning ways.

“You could tell, even by the atmosphere, the fans enjoyed winning 3-0 at home and I want that to happen on more occasions. We need to be a lot stronger and have much more belief that we will win at home.

“Dagenham are a team that can be as good as anyone in the league on their day. That’s how this division is. Anyone can beat anyone on the day and it’s just that bit of consistency that you need in your game.

"I don’t think we’ve played great, but we are consistent with our results and we’re a hard team to beat. You can win games without playing teams off the park.”

The Spireites boss confirmed there were not fresh injury concerns, but suggested Jerome Binnom-Williams may struggle to be fit again before the end of the season. “He’s out for about five to six weeks and that was said two weeks ago so he might possibly get a game or be available before.”

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