Sheridan hints he may fine players

Chesterfield FC manager John Sheridan
Chesterfield FC manager John Sheridan

John Sheridan has said he may fine his players following Chesterfield FC’s 2-2 draw at Stevenage.

Goals from skipper Neal Trotman and Jordan Bowery gave the relegation-threatened Spireites a 2-0 lead.

But they conceded two goals inside 90 seconds during the second half as the match finished all square, a result which left Sheridan’s men five points shy of the drop zone.

The Chesterfield manager said: “We just threw the game away. I’m not happy one bit the way we conceded two goals. We did really, really well in the first half, got ourselves in a great position to win the game.

“I wished they listen to me. Everyone blames me as the manager but I can’t go out and hold their hands on the pitch and tell them how to kick a ball and take a throw in, they’re professional footballers. Mentally they’re not strong enough.

“I think my players think they’ll get fined if they shout at each other or try and organise each other, I think I’m going to fine them. I’m sick of shouting from the side, I think I’m just going to sit down and watch a game and see how they get on by themselves.’’

Sheridan has the task of picking up his players for Saturday’s tricky clash against MK Dons at the B2net who currently sit in a play-off position.

Chesterfield went down 6-2 at stadium:mk in August, and Sheridan and his men will be looking for three points in a bid to narrow the gap as the Spireites battle for League One survival.