Champion trio re-sign at the B2net

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Chesterfield’s management team of John Sheridan, Tommy Wright and Mark Crossley are expected to sign new contracts today.

The trio that led Spireites to the League 2 title in their second season in charge are likely to extend their stay at the B2net for another four years. Having seen their side score more goals that in any season in the previous 50 years and be watched by the most supporters for 30 years, their value is clear.

Sheridan has now been a manager for five season, three with Oldham. He’s never seen any of his sides finish a season lower than eighth place in their division, indeed Oldham were in eighth in March 2009 when he was surprisingly sacked.

The manager looks set to make Yeovil Town left back Nathan Smith his first signing of the summer. The 24 year old was offered a new deal by Town where he’s performed well for more than three years after stepping up from non-league.

With Gregor Robertson set to miss the first few months of the season with an achilees injury and last season’s other two left back options, Scott Griffiths and Ian Morris, being loan players, it’s a position that needs filling. Griffiths has been made available by Peterborough, but with two years left on his contract and a wage higher than Spireites would wish to pay, any permanent switch looks unlikely.