WALSALL WAY TO INSPIRE SPIREITES
DEAN Smith’s success with high-flying Walsall is down to patience, according to Dean Saunders, and the former Wales striker is aiming to replicate the Saddlers’ way at Chesterfield.
The Spireites lost the likes of Sam Clucas and Tendayi Darikwa over the summer and, understandably, it’s led to an inconsistent campaign.
By contrast, Smith – who has been in charge at Walsall since 2011 – has got his players firing, not least star striker Tom Bradshaw.
But Saunders believes there is no reason why Chesterfield can’t follow suit and find success, as long as his youngsters are afforded the time to develop.
“It’s the same group of players, Dean Smith has just had some patience with them,” said Saunders.“They couldn’t win at some points last season and he’s just stuck with them.
“This club has sold some players, and we’re trying to go down that route where we give young lads a chance and we play football everybody likes watching.
“They’re finding their feet and when they get to grips with it you’ll see them perform to their potential.”
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