After the Spireites’ first victory of the season on Saturday, John Sheridan claimed that the three points will be a huge boost for his side.
“It’s a massive relief that we’ve finally got the result we wanted,” he said to the media.
“I thought first half we were the better team without playing great.
“They are one of the best teams we have played.
“The important thing is we had something to hold onto.
“When you’ve got something to hold onto you defend that little bit better.
“They had a lot of the possession of the ball without causing us too many problems.
“The clean sheet was a big bonus for us and it’s massive for us to get the three points.”
The players came off to a standing ovation and the manager thanked the fans for their support after the game, by saying: “I thought the supporters were absolutely brilliant.
“They got right behind us.
“It’s been so hard for them and I’m chuffed to bits that we’ve got the result.
“I thought the fans stuck with us and they knew we were under the cosh.
“They got behind us and me and the players appreciate that.”
Tom Denton made his first start of the season after recovering from an injury which has kept him out since the beginning of the campaign.
Sheridan was very positive about his returning striker, however, he explained that dropping in-form Mike Fondop was a tough decision.
“It was very hard,” stated the manager.
“Mike hasn’t done anything wrong.
“I just think Dents gives us something a little bit different.
“When he’s on his game he’s such a handful and he did lots of good things.”
The Chesterfield manager finished off by praising Curtis Weston after the midfielder put in a man of the match performance, by claiming: “He’s been in and out of the side but his attitude has been absolutely brilliant.
“He got around the pitch and made tackles.
“I thought he was excellent.
“He did the ugly things and he was brilliant for the team.”