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Gaffer Hails 'Fantastic' Support

28 December 2012

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Chesterfield boss Paul Cook has praised supporters for the part they played in the Boxing Day win over York City.

The Spireites were backed by an attendance of 7,322 at the Proact Stadium, who were treating to an exhilarating second-half display which saw Chesterfield run out 3-0 winners.

Cook believes that if the club are to have success this season, the supporters will play a vital part.

Speaking ahead of the game against Morecambe, he said: "The support is growing, you can see that by the attendance on Boxing Day, it was a fantastic attendance for us because we weren't in the top half of the league on that day.

"All we ask for is fans to turn out and support us, it makes everyone's life easier. It makes me asking the chairman  for players easier, it makes the chairman's decision easier and the best way to support is is come and watch us.

"I can't promise that we'll get everything right in the immediate but we'll do our best to."

With the game against York evenly poised at 1-0, Cook introduced Danny Whitaker into the game which proved a master stroke as the midfielder scored one and created another to seal the points.

The manager was delighted with Whitaker's contribution and made it clear that that's exactly what he expects of the players who aren't involved from the start, to seize their opportunity when it arises.

"You should have lads waiting to play that say 'when I get on that pitch I'll show you'," Cook added.

"When Danny [Whitaker] came on, he's got great quality, he's got goalscoring record and obviously to score so quickly was great for everyone.

"To have people like Danny available, and obviously you wouldn't have to be a brain surgeon to work out that his goals [against York] keep him in he team [against Morecambe], that's what I like at a footall club, that you will get opportunities, and when you get them you take them."

Watch the full interview only on Spireites Player.

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