Chesterfield: Promoted Spireites now chasing League Two champions title

Promoted: John Sheridan's Chesterfield to play Leagoe One football next year.
Promoted: John Sheridan's Chesterfield to play Leagoe One football next year.
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Chesterfield achieved promotion to the third tier yesterday - and are now heading to crown their season further with the League Two title.

John Sheridan’s men were guaranteed passage when Wycombe Wanderers could only manage a 0-0 draw at Torquay - which meant they are 10 points behind the Spireites and can’t overtake the runaway leaders who are on 81 points.

It meant that Chesterfield had no pressure on them as they prepared for today’s match at Oxford United. And the side can be crowned champions on Monday when they host second-placed Bury.

The title is Sheridan’s sole aim now - he will tolerate no complacency. Yesterday’s promotion, without kicking a ball, represents a personal triumph for Sheridan - the former Sheffield Wednesday star who will send the Spireites out against the Owls - and almost certainly Sheffield United too - next season.

Club chairman Barrie Hubbard said of yesterday’s draw at Torquay: “This is great news and full credit to manager John Sheridan and all the players for achieving this success. Everyone is now focused on winning the title to put the icing on the cake.

“It’s a fantastic time. The team has been great and the supporters too, the atmosphere has been out of this world.”

The B2net followers will be glad to say goodbye to their fourth season in League Two since being relegated in May 2007.

n Don’t miss Monday’s coverage in Star Sport and our eight-page special promotion supplement free inside Tuesday’s paper.