Sheridan praises his players

fp92079 Chesterfield V Carlisle  Leon Clarke
fp92079 Chesterfield V Carlisle Leon Clarke
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John Sheridan has given a big pat on the back to his team following the 4-1 triumph over Carlisle which saw Chesterfield FC climb into a mid-table position.

The victory saw on-loan striker Leon Clarke - pictured in action during the game - net his first senior hat-trick and Blues manager said: “Full credit to the players, I thought our performance was first class.

“We played really well and looked confident. Both sides played some excellent football and I it could have ended 6-3.

“I was very disappointed with the goal we conceded. It looked to me to be a clear foul, so not sure what the referee saw there.

“Leon will get the plaudits, but all the players put in good performances from front to back and our work ethic was there.

“We have players who are a threat going forward and work hard as a team and we are keeping the ball much better now.’’

The Spireites, last season’s League Two champions, made a disappointing start to their League One campaign but they have picked up ten out of the last 12 points as a number of new signings have boosted the team.

Meanwhile, the B2net side faces an extremely stiff test this weekend when they travel to London to meet League One leaders Charlton Athletic who are so far unbeaten in the league at The Valley.