Sheridan looks to lift ‘flat’ players

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SPIREITES manager John Sheridan has admitted his players are ‘gutted’ not to have wrapped up the League Two title.

A goalless draw at Torquay United on Friday night opened the door ajar to Bury to snatch top spot on goal difference. But the Shakers slipped to a 3-1 loss at home Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend, meaning Chesterfield are in control of their own destiny again.

Sheridan’s troops require just one point from their final fixture against Gillingham to be crowned champions.

He conceded: “We were all down after the Bury game (on Easter Monday), you’d have thought we’d been relegated, but we’ve got promotion. It’s just the way promotions happen, we’ve been miles and miles ahead all season, we get it when we’re not playing and it’s just gone a bit flat.

“We want to win the league, the lads are gutted that we’ve not made it our title already. No-one’s going to give you anything, you’ve got to earn the right and we’ve another tough game on Saturday.”

A sell out crowd is expected at the B2Net Stadium for the clash with the play-off chasing Gills.