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Sheridan: "We’ve got to keep fighting"

6 September 2019

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Ahead of Chesterfield's trip to Bromley on Saturday, John Sheridan claimed that he remains confident of turning around the club's fortunes as the Spireites look for their first win.

“We’ve got to keep fighting, I hope people will trust me that I can turn this around," he said during Friday's pre-match press conference.

“I’m very happy here, I think the owner is happy with me.

"I’m not happy with the results and the owner is not very happy with the results so it’s a difficult place at this moment in time.”

Sheridan outlined his disappointment with his players' decision-making on the pitch after suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to FC Halifax Town on Tuesday night.

“A lot of our downfall has been individuals doing the wrong things at the wrong time," explained the boss.

"Our decision-making has been wrong at the wrong time, but I’d never pick an individual out because you make mistakes and that’s part and parcel of it.”

Mike Fondop notched his fifth goal in as many games against his former club on Tuesday and Sheridan was full of praise for his in-form striker.

“I do feel we’ve got players who can score goals, Mike Fondop and credit to him, five [goals] out of five appearances is a great comeback from him," stated the manager.

“He’s doing well at the moment, I can’t ask much more from him.

"He’s rough at the edges but he’s scored goals, obviously his goal the other day was a good finish, I think he’s done brilliantly since he’s come in.”

The Spireites boss gave an injury update and confirmed that Tom Denton will not be risked this weekend due to the artificial pitch, and both Anthony Spyrou and David Buchanan are also unavailable for selection.  

“Anthony [Spyrou] has got tonsillitis at the moment, he’s not our player but we want him back here because he’s a good player," claimed Sheridan.

“He [Buchanan] will be out for four to five weeks but I know what he is like and he will be wanting to get back in two or three weeks.”

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