Spireites: Chesterfield assistant Leam Richardson pleased with squad’s work out

Chesterfield's new assistant manager Leam Richardson concentrating at Buxton by Tina Jenner
Chesterfield's new assistant manager Leam Richardson concentrating at Buxton by Tina Jenner

Chesterfield assistant manager Leam Richardson commended the players on how they applied themselves during a grueling Saturday for the squad.

The Spireites trained in the morning before making their way into the heart of the Peak District to take on Buxton in sweltering temperatures.

Second half goals from summer signings Jimmy Ryan and Eoin Doyle added to Armand Gnanduillet’s opener as Chesterfield won 3-0 in their first pre-season game.

Following the match, where Chesterfield fielded ten different outfield players in either half, Richardson said it was a good start to their preparations.

He said: “We’ve got exactly what we wanted out of it. The lads trained tirelessly hard this morning and applied themselves well this afternoon.

“The two teams we put out today were a good mix. Both sets of players applied themselves and were very professional.

“The application was there to be seen and at times there was some good football as well.”

Former Sheffield Wednesday man Ritchie Humphreys was among seven trialists on show at Silverlands.

“They are all good players and we’re always looking for good players,” said Richardson.

“We’ll keep monitoring what we need and along with their (trialists) form and fitness hopefully we can move forward together.”

Richardson revealed Tommy Lee and Nathan Smith are expected to start full training by the end of next week.

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