John Sheridan Safe at Chesterfieldby Jack Kitson / 27 March 2012, 15:53Tweet
Chesterfield manager John Sheridan has been informed that his job with the club is safe following their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win on Sunday. The League One side have endured a dismal league campaign and find themselves rock-bottom of the table and seven points adrift of safety with just eight matches remaining. However, Sunday’s win against League Two side Swindon at Wembley provided a much needed boost, with the club hoping it will give them the momentum to go on a winning run in the league.
Sheridan guided Chesterfield to the League Two title last season but this year has been a different story with the club stuck in the relegation zone for most of the campaign, and with just one win from their last seven league games they are struggling for form. However, after Sunday’s win Chesterfield owner Dave Allen came out and publicly backed his manager and said he will stick with him even if the club are relegated at the end of the season. The news must come as a relief to Sheridan as survival is not looking too likely at the moment with The Spireites the odds-on favourites to drop down to League Two.
Chesterfield face a tricky match away to high-flying Sheffield United on Wednesday in a game they simply cannot afford to lose. The Blades head into the game as the hot 4/9 favourites with Paddy Power for the win, while Chesterfield have long odds off 6/1 to come away with the three points, with a draw available at 9/4.