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Will Evans named Spireites' captain by manager John Sheridan

Chesterfield have named Will Evans as the club's new captain after Anthony Gerrard was stripped of the role earlier this week.

Manager John Sheridan confirmed the news after Gerrard was subject to an internal disciplinary procedure by the club, which resulted in him being stripped of the captaincy. 

Gerrard has since released a statement on the club's official website apologising for the comments.

Sheridan says as far as he's concerned, the issue has now been dealt with: "Hopefully he'll learn from it but you've just got to be careful how you say things and things you do. 

"People have dealt with it. I've not pushed it aside and ignored it but other people have dealt with it while I just concentrate on the football side."

When revealing Evans as the new skipper, Sheridan said: "A captain is a captain. I just want leaders on the pitch. It's just someone who wears an armband if I'm being real. Sometimes the captain is not always the loudest person."

In other news, Chesterfield landed the loan signing of Gevaro yesterday. Sheridan hopes the winger will become a fans' favourite at the Proact: "He'll be a good addition. He's an exciting player, I'm hoping the fans will like him and hopefully he'll come in, give us that bit of a boost and after getting the win last week hopefully we can move on and win a few more games quickly."

Goalkeeper Luke Coddington also spoke to the media this morning ahead of Chesterfield's trip to Sutton United this weekend. He spoke about how he has fought his way into the side after starting the season as backup to Shwan Jalal: "I'm pleased that I'm in now and I'm just working hard to keep my shirt. 

"Obviously the gaffer keeps saying that no spot in the spot is a given so everyone's working hard for their spot."

On this weekend's opponents, Coddington said: "I've played against them a couple of times before and they're a hard-working team. They have three or four different players who can change a game. 

"It's always a tight game especially down at their place so I'm expecting a tough game but hopefully we can build on Saturday's win and get one there."

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