'Shouldn’t he have done that during pre season?' Chesterfield fans react to Anthony Gerrard's bid to get fit with training programme

Chesterfield defender Anthony Gerrard. Picture by Howard Roe/AHPIXLTD
Chesterfield defender Anthony Gerrard. Picture by Howard Roe/AHPIXLTD

Chesterfield fans have been reacting to the news that defender Anthony Gerrard is undergoing a training programme in a bid to improve his fitness.

Gerrard, 33, joined the Spireites in the summer after being released by League Two Carlisle United.

But the centre-half has only made seven appearances due to injury and he has been criticised by Spireites supporters for his fitness and weight.

He is now undergoing a training programme.

Here’s how Chesterfield fans have reacted on Twitter:

@saltergate1: “Another horrendous Sheridan signing.”

@timchambers321: “He ought to be ashamed of himself.”

@DaviesRudi: “Shouldn’t he have done that during pre season?”

@GinaSpireite: “Shouldn't they all be on fitness programmes anyway is that not part of training?”

@AL2Spireite: “Professional footballer shouldn't need a fitness programme to improve his condition... Just saying.”

@harryhamish: “What a state we are in. The manager admitting a professional footballer is over weight in November.”

@Alton10G: “What do they actually do in training?”