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Sheridan previews Chorley clash

15 November 2019

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Ahead of Saturday’s home game against Chorley, John Sheridan spoke to the media and began the pre-match press conference by confirming that striker Anthony Spyrou has returned to parent club Norwich City.

“Anthony has gone back. I think it’s just the case of things not really working out,” he said.

“Norwich have been very good about it and Anthony totally understands.

“It’s hard when you are a young player and you’re living away from home.

“We thought it was the best thing for both parties.

“Unfortunately for him when he was looking sharp in pre-season, he gets an injury and he was always playing catch up.”

The Spireites were without a number of first-team regulars during their last National League match away at Ebbsfleet United, with Curtis Weston, Liam Mandeville, Josef Yarney and Tom Denton all missing the fixture.

Sheridan claimed that he has the majority back for selection on Saturday, by saying: “Dents is back and they have all trained.

“We’ve near enough got a fully fit squad for tomorrow.

“The extra week off has allowed them to get back to training.”

David Buchanan recovered from a long term injury to play at Ebbsfleet and the Chesterfield boss explained how much of a boost it will be to have the experienced left-back returning to the side.

“He’s a top pro,” claimed Sheridan.

“I brought him in for that reason and I know what he’s like, he wants to be playing all the time.

“He works his socks off and young players should look up to someone like him.

“He’s very motivated and he trains properly.

“He’s been trying to get as fit as he can and he always does extra.

“He’ll only add to what we’ve got.”

The Spireites are currently on a run of four league games unbeaten and are looking to secure back to back home wins after beating local rivals Notts County last time out at the Proact.

Tomorrow they face Chorley who find themselves at the bottom of the National League, however, Sheridan was adamant his side will have to be at their best if they are to come away with a victory.

“We are playing a team who are bottom of the league but I’m very wary of them,” the manager stated.

“Every game they have been in has been tight and they have had lots of draws.

“We’re taking it very seriously and we are expecting a tough game.

“We’ve just got to carry on with what we’ve been doing.

“We have been sprinting and working hard.

“There’s been more desire and if you’ve been winning it gives you that belief.”


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