Spireites boss John Sheridan regards the midweek draw at Bury’s as two points lost.
The manager fumed: “The game could have been over in the first half. I’m always saying ‘nearly, nearly, nearly.’ I wish people would start listening. I can’t believe how sloppy we got in the second half in a game where I never felt under pressure. For the last half hour, I can’t believe what goes through the minds of footballers. I wanted to come and say ‘what a great result that was’ but we’re holding on at the end. I can’t believe some of the decisions they make.
“I’m the manager but if anyone tries to blame me for the decisions they make as footballers, they’re a joke. They’re professional footballers, but some of the decisions they make...I hate sloppiness and we were very, very sloppy in the second half.”
The point was enough to make ground on four of Chesterfield’s relegation rivals but Yeovil Town and Scunthorpe United won, a result that should have been matched by Spireites.