JOHN Sheridan wants his Chesterfield players to develop a “nasty” streak in their quest to stay up.
Buoyed by beating Swindon Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final on Sunday, the Spireites chief is calling on his team to put a consistent run of results together to preserve their League One status.
He said: “I wish I had one or two players who were a little bit more nasty for me in not wanting to lose.
“I think Jack Lester is probably the only one in my team like that. I want them to go out there and want to win a bit more and be successful. Those players are in every successful team. Roy Keane was one of those. He was not a nasty person but he was nasty on the pitch in the way he played the game.”
Chesterfield owner Dave Allen has confirmed Sheridan’s job is safe even if they are relegated this season. The Derbyshire outfit are currently bottom of the division, seven points shy of safety.
Ex-Owls chairman Allen said: “I’m not for sacking managers; there are lots of teams that have sacked their managers and have not done any better. I’m a great believer in business that if you’ve got the right man back him.”
“John’s a good manager and a great coach.”