Spireites show Sheridan backing

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Chesterfield manager John Sheridan has received a vote of confidence from the club's board of directors.

Last season's npower League Two champions have struggled to adapt to life at a higher level and are currently bottom of npower League One after an 11-game winless league run which includes nine defeats. A small section of fans called for Sheridan to be sacked during the recent defeat to local rivals Sheffield United.

But the boss has been backed by chairman Barrie Hubbard and owner Dave Allen and he will be given money to spend during the January transfer window to help try to secure safety.

A club statement said: "Chesterfield FC is aware of the concerns of its fans in view of the club's current league position and wish to provide some reassurance by the actions that the club is taking to redress the current situation.

"After last season's outstanding success the club takes the view that manager John Sheridan does not suddenly become a bad manager overnight. John, and his management team, will be supported in their endeavours with changes both on and off the pitch.

"Further footballing expertise will be brought in at boardroom level and the manager has been given the thumbs up to improve the squad during the January transfer window. The majority shareholder Dave Allen has confirmed that funds are being made available.

"The club is looking for a radical improvement during the second half of the season."

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