How they rated - the 2018/19 Chesterfield squad's individual contributions

Chesterfield's 2018/19 season was a tale of two halves, with the second half proving a lot more enjoyable than the first.

By Graham Smyth
Friday, 03 May, 2019, 10:31
There were better performances towards the end of the season, under Sheridan

Here's how we think the club's players fared individually.

Shwan Jalal - 7 - Solid at the start of the season, got injured, fell out of favour with Allen but returned under Sheridan and proved his worth. Very solid. Eleven league clean sheets from 25 games.
Callum Burton - 7 - Showed some very decent shot-stopping skills during his loan spell. The side's fragile confidence made life difficult. Blotted his copybook a little with moment of madness in final game.
Joe Anyon - 6 - Only made two appearances all season, one of which saw him lose out in a number of one-on-one duels, having been left exposed by his back line, but he conceded only once.
Brad Barry - 6 - Played better under John Sheridan than we've perhaps seen since he arrived at the Proact almost two years ago. Wasn't the best performer in the first part of the season, nor was he the worst.
Drew Talbot - 6 - Poleaxed in the second game, played through the pain barrier for 11 games before succumbing to a serious knee problem that ended his season. Injury clearly affected his performance, if not his desire.
Jonathan Smith - 7 - Reliable at right-back, pretty consistent in the middle. Drove Town forward in many games, chipped in with a few goals. One of the most combative Spireites.
Lee Shaw - 6.5 - For work-rate, few could match him. Signed as a striker but played wide right or wing-back. Gave his all every game. Didn't take his chances up front however.
Josef Yarney - 6.5 - Largely solid on the right of a three in defence. Susceptible to pace a few times and wasn't always great on the ball, but settled in well and definitely contributed to an improved Town defence.
Jerome Binnom-Williams - 6 - Won the most important penalty of the season. As it has always been at Town, there were flashes of what he can do, but it was never consistent or sustained. Hampered by injury again too.
Ellis Chapman - 6.5 - An 18-year-old loanee central midfielder who played left wing-back under John Sheridan and did very well. Defensively he was caught out at times, but his deliveries into the box were consistently superb.
Sam Muggleton - 5 - Brought in to deliver a long throw that caused havoc but didn't produce goals. Struggled to endear himself to fans, became a symbol of tactics they hated. Sent out on loan before suffering horrific injuries.
Michael Nelson - 5 - Struggled with pace, confidence looked to suffer before Allen dropped him. Played once more in December, and Allen replaced him after nine minutes. A cruel end to the 39-year-old's playing stint at Town.

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Will Evans - 8 - Mr Consistent for the vast majority of the season. Town's best defender. Scored vital goals. Even saved a penalty. Picked up most of the awards, deservedly.
Haydn Hollis - 6.5 - Overcame a shaky start to life as an on loan Spireite to steadily improve. Ended the season in good form as part of a solid back three.
Laurence Maguire - 6.5 - An injury disrupted season. Had his ups and downs when it came to form but ended the season particularly well, in a new midfield role.
Robbie Weir - 6.5 - Didn't start brilliantly and injury hampered him but he was an important part of Sheridan's new formation. He helped protect the defence and put in some of the best displays we've seen from him at Town.
Curtis Weston - 5.5 - Stayed fit and injury free, played lots of games. Gave the ball away too often but there were occasions when he was the box to box player Town wanted to see.
Joe Rowley - 6.5 - A player who looked down and out at one stage this season, having been in and out of the team. His confidence flourished under Sheridan and he contributed impressively late in the season.
Charlie Carter - 6 - Started the season very well, then injury derailed his season. Has struggled to settle back into the side since returning, looked rusty. A player everyone expects big things of next season.
Kyel Reid - 5 - A frustrating player to watch. Never seemed particularly willing to take people on, didn't deliver service consistently to the strikers.
Alex Kiwomya - 6.5 - Always looked dangerous when he played, scored a few important goals, had pace to burn but didn't play often enough. Injuries played their part in how rarely he was seen.
Marc-Antoine Fortune - 5.5 - For too long was Town's top scorer with six goals. Those he scored, he took well. First touch all too often did not show his Premier League experience. Could disappear from games.
Scott Boden - 7.5 - The difference maker since Sheridan came in. In some games he didn't perform particularly well, yet always took a chance and scored. Expert finisher. Terrific movement in the area.
Tom Denton - 7 - Most improved player over the season, maybe because under Sheridan he had someone to nod the ball down to and they played to his strengths. Always caused problems, finished top goalscorer.
Levi Amantchi - 6.5 - Burst onto the scene, added a few assists. Began to struggle a little in the first team, ended up going out on loan. Raw, quick and talented. One for the future.