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Sheridan: "Full credit to the players"

30 March 2019

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After a convincing 2-0 win over Dagenham and Redbridge, John Sheridan was happy with the result but believed his side could have performed better in the first half.

“In the first half we were a bit lethargic and I don’t like us playing like that. I get frustrated myself when we are at home,” he said.

“It was a bit flat. When we are at home I expect us to be on the front foot and creating problems and giving them a hard time and we didn’t really do that first half.”

“I made it clear to the lads at half time that we need to be running at people and disturbing them which is exactly what we did and full credit to the players.”

“The lads have been brilliant since I’ve come in. Whoever I pick, whoever I play, whoever I leave out, their attitude has been spot on from day one.”

“We just look a different team. We are a hard team to play against. We are a hard team to break down.”

Joe Rowley put in another impressive performance with an assist alongside an accomplished midfield display but Sheridan still believes there is more to come from the youngster.

“He’s a good player. For a young kid he has played in a team that got relegated last year and a team that has really struggled this season,” said the boss.

“I think he can get fitter, I think he has got goals in his game, he has got a good touch and good awareness but he’s still a young lad and he’s still learning.”

Scott Boden scored his seventh goal in six games on Saturday and the Chesterfield manager commented on the striker’s impressive form, by saying: “Full credit to him, he was poorly before the game so to get an hour was good.

“He’s done exactly what I thought he’d do with eight goals in eleven games. I brought him back because he’s got goals in him.

“He’s not someone who is always in the game but he will always get one or two chances and when he gets those chances he scores.”

Saturday’s victory was Chesterfield’s third in a row and puts the Spireites in the top half of the table.

However, Sheridan finished by stating that he isn’t getting carried away.

“It would be very hard for any team to catch us now. We just want to try and finish as high as we can,” he explained.

“We will just concentrate on us. We keep winning and slowly getting up the league and finish as strongly as we can.

“I won’t get carried away, I won’t get too excited. I want us to enjoy winning and I want us to believe that especially when we play here we are going to win more times than we lose.

“I hope we can push on and win games and another 1500 to 2000 people will come back to watch us.”

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