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Snodin on Hartlepool fixture

25 November 2019

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Assistant manager Glynn Snodin addressed the media ahead of tomorrow night’s clash at home to Hartlepool United and began the pre-match press conference by giving his reaction to the Spireites drawing Notts County in the FA Trophy.

“It’s great,” he said.

“Another good derby and hopefully it’ll be the same result.

“It’s a home draw and it’ll be a good game to play in.”

Last time out Chesterfield fell to a defeat at Harrogate Town on Saturday despite Mike Fondop giving them an early lead.

Snodin claimed that the Spireites started the game strongly, however, put forward that individual errors were the deciding factor during the 3-1 loss.

“I thought in the first half we were ok,” explained the assistant manager.

“I thought we started off the game well with a good tempo.

“We got the goal and could have gone two goals up.

“All of a sudden they got back into the game.

“It was the same old story of individual mistakes again.

“I’ve been watching from the stands for the last three games and it just seems to be down to individual errors that are costing us.

“The shape seems to be ok at times and we keep care of the ball a lot better.

“We’ve got to knock out these individual errors.”

Liam Shaw made his Spireites debut at Harrogate and Snodin was very positive about the 18-year-old midfielder’s performance, by saying: “I thought he did well.

“I thought technically he looks good and looks like he has a good football brain.

“I was impressed with what I saw of him on Saturday and I think there’s more to come.

“You look at his size but he’s cute, clever and has a good football knowledge.”

Both Josef Yarney and Sam Wedgbury were unavailable for the match last Saturday with Yarney continuing to recover from a hamstring strain and Wedgbury was absent due to the 4G pitch.

The assistant manager gave an injury update and confirmed that Wedgbury will be back along with Haydn Hollis who missed out due to illness, although Yarney won’t be back in time for Tuesday night.

“I don’t think Yarney will be ready yet, I think he’s a few days maybe a week away,” said Snodin.

“Apart from that, Wedgbury is ok and Hollis is ok.

“They’ve come back from their illnesses.”

Chesterfield will be looking to bounce back after two consecutive defeats and the 59-year-old is aware that Tuesday night will be a hard-fought encounter but will be looking for a response from the squad.

“They’ve been up and down the same as what we’ve had,” stated the assistant manager.

“They’ve had some good results and some indifferent results.

“It’ll be what happens on the night.

“If we focus on doing our things right and the basics right, then we will be a tough team to beat.

“We’ve got to work together for ninety minutes, whether it be attacking or defending.

“When we’re at that top end we have to make sure we keep the ball better and create more chances.”

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