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Spireites Have 'No Fear'

29 November 2012

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook insists his side will travel to Prenton Park at the weekend with no fear.

Saturday's F.A Cup Second Round opponents, Tranmere Rovers, are sitting pretty at the top of League One and have already knocked Chesterfield out of the Capital One Cup this season.

The Spireites head into the game on the back of 3 straight wins in the league, and Cook wants to keep getting stronger.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he said: "It was great to get the 3 points on the board. I think it was the finale for the good week for us, as a club to get that 9 points on the board was very important.

"It puts us back in a position where we're in the top half of the table, where we should be. It's in the past and it's important that we look forward and keep getting stronger."

Although Cook did admit that he would have preferred to continue the league programme, the magic of the cup is something that excites the gaffer.

"It's a fantastic competition, The F.A Cup, it should never be undermined. For young kids who grew up watching cup finals on the tele, it was a special day, and the thought that we're rounds and rounds away from Wembley excited me. Going to Tranmere is a great game," Cook said on the F.A Cup tie at the weekend.

"If you look at the league tables now, if we're 12th [in League Two] and they're top [of League One], there's probably 36 places between us. If we were to play someone 36 places below us in the pyramid, we'd expect to win at home. That's just the simple mathematics of the game.

"We expect to win at Tranmere on Saturday, we're going well. We go there to win the football games on Saturday, we go there with no fear; none at all."

Watch the full press conference only on Spireites Player.

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