Boss seeks new faces despite fine display

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Spireites boss John Sheridan said he was pleased with his side’s showing in the 2-2 draw with Coventry City.

He said: “I knew it would be a tough game, they’re a very good footballing side. It was a good test, just what I wanted, They made us work hard but we competed very well and as the game went on, we were getting more into the game. We had chances, they had chances, it was a good game for a pre-season match, two teams trying to play.”

Sheridan drafted in a triallist, former Barnsley midfielder Rohan Ricketts.

“I thought he did alright,” said Sheridan. “Rohan got in some good positions, kept the ball well. He only came at short notice, I’ll have a chat with him and hopefully have him involved on Saturday.”

Having lost a goalkeeper and two effective forwards in the summer, Sheridan is still looking to bring in some new faces to strengthen his squad, saying: “I’m working hard to try and bring more people in so hopefully something will happen.”

Former Owls colleague Nigel Pearson brings his Hull City side to the B2net on Saturday and Sheridan expects another hard game.

He added: “I think Hull will be a strong side in the Championship this season. I know Nigel well and he’s brought some very good players into the squad. He did a great job at Leicester and he’ll have Hull organised and disciplined.

“It will be a good test for us, different from Coventry, they’re big and strong with some excellent strikers.”