CHESTERFIELD boss John Sheridan has been able to take some positives from the defeat at leaders Charlton Athletic.
Two down and outgunned at half-time, Chesterfield stepped things up in the second half and more than matched the unbeaten South London outfit. Danny Whitaker’s penalty closed the gap and the Addicks didn’t get their third goal until deep into stoppage time when Chesterfield were pushing everyone forward.
Sheridan, pragmatic as ever, said: “We’re still miles away from me being happy but I was pleased with plenty of aspects of our game. In the second half we matched them and we can take those positives into the home game with Colchester.”
The manager, sent from the touchline during the game, was critical of certain aspects of his back four so Dean Holden could be set for a recall. Sub Dean Morgan, sent on late on, could be set for a return to the starting XI after overcoming a niggling groin injury.
A win for Chesterfield will see them leapfrog Colchester in the League One table.