John Sheridan remains upbeat about Chesterfield’s early season showing.
Despite picking up only one point from two games, he said: “We could have had six points and six goals from the two games.”
The point against Rochdale, earned due to a Jack Lester header after three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the game, followed a defeat at AFC Wimbledon after Spireites had created a hatful of chances.
On the late Dale show, Sheridan said: “We deserved something out of the game. Rochdale are a good team, they had lots of possession but we created some really, good chances.
“On Saturday we should have been two or three up in the first 15 minutes. We started this game really brightly but getting the ball in the back of the net just isn’t going for us. How many did they clear off the line? But I’m pleased we got something out of the game.”
His counterpart John Coleman was not so happy. He said: “We didn’t kill them off when we had the opportunity. We gave the ball away cheaply in the last five minutes and we defended sloppily.”
Prior to giving his views to the press, there had been an almighty crash in Dale’s dressing room as Coleman shouted, and subsequently a broken rubbish bin was discovered!
Jordan Bowery himself had three chances hacked off the line by the same player, Ryan Edwards, and he’ll be hoping his luck turns a little when Rotherham United roll into town at the weekend.
Sheridan knows what his side needs to do for that match: “We need to retain the ball better, particularly in the opponents’ half.”