CHESTERFIELD boss John Sheridan reflected on the 3-0 home loss against Huddersfield Town and took positives from it.
“It was a good test for us,” he said. “It was good for fitness levels because they moved the ball well and made us chase it a lot and sometimes you learn more from these games.
“You could see at times that our shape wasn’t good, due to the quality of their players. I spoke to their manager Simon Grayson and he said they’d been very poor in pre-season and that was the best they’d played.
“We got into the game in the second half and we had some good chances.
“The goals we conceded again were poor; they came because we weren’t disciplined.
“But the important thing is to learn from it and we’ll learn from the game.”
Another Championship side, Derby County, visit the B2net on Saturday in the Spireites’ final friendly before the competitive action begins and Sheridan is looking for more: “We can improve our performance against Derby. I keep saying we’ll score goals this season, but we’ve not scored too many in the last couple of games when we’ve conceded so we need to work hard as a team.”
Jack Lester played for the final 10 minutes of the Tuesday’s game and left-back Nathan Smith did a training session before kick-off and he could be fit for his first pitch time.
Sheridan concluded: “Hopefully everyone will be fit for the game so I can put out a side that’ll get my mind set for next week against Tranmere.”
After the Capital One Cup game against Ronnie Moore’s Rovers, Spireites travel to AFC Wimbledon for their opening game in League Two.