Sheridan faces vital day to improve squad

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TODAY is vital in Spireites’ hopes of bringing in new faces ahead of the weekend game at home to MK Dons.

John Sheridan’s failure to bring in replacements for the recalled David Davis (Wolves) and Dean Morgan, who’s gone on loan to Oxford United, has caused irritation amongst supporters.

With Chesterfield seemingly unable to make the jump from second bottom spot to be closer to the safety zone, fans have grown impatient believing the current squad doesn’t have enough nous to exit the trapdoor.

Sheridan has made no secret that he’s after players in these two positions but insists on only landing players that will improve his team, rather than just take in anyone to appease supporters.

He referred to Stevenage’s loan of QPR striker Patrick Agyemang, who made his debut last Saturday against Spireites and was subbed early in the second half having made little impact. “He’s not played since August,” said Sheridan inferring that his targets need to contribute straight away.

With the players having their normal day off today, Sheridan can put all his efforts today into attempting to lure the faces that could become heroes at the B2net if the club is to avoid a swift relegation and the fall in revenue that inevitably brings.

Many of the types of players he wants will be first team regulars at their current club or sitting in the reserves with little recent competitive action under their belts, making it a real dilemma for the boss.

With 18 points needed to get to the perceived safety barrier of 50, the team needs to win six of its final 10 games to get there. Few believe that a team that’s won just seven times in the 36 League One games to date can notch that amount of victories without a significant improvement in its squad.