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Christmas Period Sets Clubs Up

13 December 2012

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Spireites boss Paul Cook is looking forward to getting back to home action after a three weeks absence.

Chesterfield notched a fourth successive league win with an impressive 2-0 triumph at high-flying Port Vale at the weekend.

Cook admitted that the club is bouncing at the minute in light of recent results, but was keen to point out that getting points when the team are not playing well is as important as playing well and winning.

Speaking to Spireites Player ahead of the game against Burton, he said: "Football Club's are great places when it's going well. It can be a lot more difficult when results aren't going well because there's that feel good factor. Obviously on the back of a good win at Port Vale on Saturday, it has been a bright and bubbly place.

"It's the next performance I am more concerened about, we get three points for winning. You know, Oxford at home we never played well, we got three points and I was really pleased with that becuase I hadn't been in the club long and we done so many bad things in the game, we made so many mistakes but we won the game.

"I said to the lads at the time, we can only improve. We will get better and stronger as we get to know each other more.

"While it's always pleasing when we're beating teams and we're playing well, as a manager you expect to play well. It's when you don't play so well and that's the pleasing thing for me, in the aspects of Plymouth away, that we've got a couple of results that may be be might not have got."

Chesterfield's recent revival has seen the Spireites put themselves firmly back in the promotion picture which has given a sense of excitement amongst supporters.

"I know there's a good feeling about the supporters at the minute and it's great, that buzz comes through to us and it's the same coming out of our dressing room towards them," Cook said.

"We're all looking forward to coming here [The Proact Stadium] on Saturday and trying our best to put on a performance that makes people happy. We can't guarantee we'll win the game but I think our fans are getting to know now that we're doing our best.

"They're [the players] coming into a busy Christmas period that, in my opinion, sets clubs up. We will focus 100 per cent on what goes on over Christmas and into the New Year becuase we want to put ourselves into a position that makes us strong."

You can watch Paul Cook's interview in full only on Spireites Player.

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