“We need to win at Stevenage,” was John Sheridan’s straightforward assessment of the weekend’s task.
Following midweek wins for fellow strugglers Walsall, Wycombe, Scunthorpe and Yeovil, Spireites’ goalless draw at Preston doesn’t look as good as it should have done.
The manager said: “We deserved all three points, Neal Trotman was very unlucky to see his header hit the bar right at the end.
“We looked solid and never looked like conceding. We’re working our socks off and getting into good habits and becoming harder to play against and working hard as a team, defending all over the pitch.”
Having seen influential midfielder David Davis recalled, Sheridan is looking to recruit ahead of the trip to Hertfordshire.
He said: “David did well for us but I didn’t have time to bring anyone in ahead of the Preston game. I’m making enquiries to see if the right players are available. Other squad players also have the opportunity to step up.”
Experienced striker Jack Lester, rested at Deepdale, is likely to return to the attack at Stevenage.
Dean Morgan bagged a brace as the Spireites reserves claimed a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town yesterday.