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Sheridan: "We’ve got to believe in ourselves"

20 September 2019

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Ahead of the Spireites’ trip to Sutton tomorrow, John Sheridan spoke to the media about the importance of building on Saturday’s first win of the season against Torquay.

“It’s a massive relief, it’s not a run that I expected us to be on and it’s not something I like to talk about, so I’m just pleased to get it out of the way,” he said during the pre-match press conference.

“We just have to move on now, we know we’re playing catch up early in the season and we have to build on the win.

“You have to try to keep players going even when the run isn’t good – you have to keep people on their toes. But there’s plenty of time in the season, you see different results week in, week out in this league.

“We know we need to get results quickly and gain ground on teams around us.

“I believe we are capable of it, but we’ve only won one game. We’re still in a vulnerable position – a position we shouldn’t be in.”

New signing Gevaro was announced this week and Sheridan believes the 26-year-old winger can be a catalyst for an upturn in the Spireites’ form, by saying: “I’m very pleased we signed him, I’ve always liked him.

“I had him when I was at Oldham and he’s someone who I think will fit in.

“He will be a good addition, he’s an exciting player and I’m hoping fans will like him.

“He’s attack-minded, different to all the other left-sided players – he will drive at players, he’s quick which is something I feel we’ve been missing.

“He gives us a balance and when he’s on his game he’s exciting.

“Hopefully he will come in and give us a boost and hopefully after getting the win last week we can win a few more games quickly.”

With a chance to record back-to-back victories against Sutton on Saturday, Sheridan believes sides fear his team’s quality and understands it will be a challenging match.

“They’re a good team, they had a good season last year and it will be a tough game, but we’ve got to believe in ourselves,” explained the boss.

“I’ve got to put a team out that will get a result on a tricky pitch, they’re a good team and we know the importance of getting three points.

“Any team playing us will know we’ve got good players and that we should be doing a lot better, I know that more than anyone.

“I’m going in with the belief that we are going to win the game.”

The Spireites manager confirmed that there are no fresh injury concerns and gave an update on Anthony Spyrou’s recovery.

“Spyrou will join up with us next week, he’s still getting his fitness back but everyone else is okay,” stated Sheridan.

“Denton done well last week, he’s involved in the squad, but I’ve got to make the decision whether I start him or rest him.”


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