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Cook Looking Forward To Vale Test

6 December 2012

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Spireites boss Paul Cook admitted that Saturday's trip to Port Vale is the type of game he looks forward to.

Chesterfield head to Vale Park in good form in the league, enjoying three back-to-back wins before last weeks F.A Cup defeat at Tranmere Rovers.

Vale themselves have been impressive all season and currently occupy second place in League Two.

Despite Micky Adams' side only losing once at home in the league this season, Cook feels that the game will suit his team.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he said: "Looking forward to it, can't wait for the game Saturday.

"We've trained really well this week to be fair to the lads. I can't praise them enough for their work ethic that they're putting in. We're looking forward to going to Port Vale and trying to win the game.

"We think the game will suit us on Saturday. I never sit in front of a camera and try and be clever and predict results, I'm not that type of person, we think we'll affect the game on Saturday in a big way.

"We've got players that can hurt Port Vale, they'll think that they've got players that can hurt Chesterfield. I personally think it'll be a great game to watch, I think it'll be a really good game.

"I think both teams will go for it, I think there won't be too much cautiousness in the game, but we go there wanting to be strong when we defend and we want to attack in numbers and it's important that when we get our system right, we play well and [if we do that] we'll win the game."

The Spireites run of three wins on the bounce came to an end at Tranmere Rovers at the weekend, a result that Cook accepts because of the effort and desire his players demonstrated against a team top of League One.

"It's our prerequisite for games, which is effort and application. We can't play well, no team plays well every week, noone can guarantee results. But for our travelling supporters that is a prerequisite.

"To get clapped off at the end of a football game you must give supporters effort and desire, we were in an abundance on Saturday at Tranmere without having any quality. So we live with that result, we don't have a problem with it and we go to Port Vale hoping to play a lot better but with the same ingredients from Tranmere."

Watch Paul's press conference in full only on Spireites Player.

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