Contented Sheridan is spoiled for choice

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With relegation-threatened Barnet next up for Chesterfield, John Sheridan may again tweak his side to seek more points for the runaway league leaders.

Jack Lester, hat--trick hero in the 5-0 win over Rotherham United, may be rested for the 6pm kick-off on Saturday. The 35- year-old rarely starts away games these days and his manager is delighted to be able to tinker.

“It’s about my squad, leaving people on the bench like Derek Niven and one or two others,” he said,

“They’re not dropped. I’ve got that many players that I think can play. Luckily for me, I’m picking the right team at the moment.

“I always said it would be strength in depth, and that’s what I tried to do at the start of the season. I feel as though I’ve got that. I’ve worked hard and brought one or two players in and things are going okay at the moment.”

The season started with Barnet visiting the B2net and Chesterfield won a tight match 2-1. Since then the gap between the two sides has widened with the Spireites on the brink of clinching promotion while Bees have lots of work to do to avoid a return to the Conference.

They’ve signed up Oxford United striker Jack Midson on loan but, having lost four of their last five home games, they need to improve quickly if they’re to survive.

Dwayne Mattis could replace Lester, with Dean Morgan or Deane Smalley moving into attack and Danny Whitaker pushing wide.

But Sheridan has plenty of other options open to him as the finishing line gets ever nearer.