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We're Not Getting Carried Away

22 November 2012

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Spireites boss Paul Cook insists that he and his players will not be getting carried away after they secured consecutive home wins with an emphatic 4-1 win over Cheltenham Town.

Those victories pushed Chesterfield within touching distance of a play-off place but Cook was keen to point out that there is a long way to go.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the manager said: "The season's got a lot of games left, we're certainly not getting carried away because we've won two football games.

"It's important that be realistic in what we try and do and very much once a game ends, another one starts. I try and be quite level-headed with what we do, we move on to Plymouth very quickly and that become the biggest game of our season".

Chesterfield made a blistering start to the game against Cheltenham and the visitors struggled to cope in the opening exchanges.

Cook was keen to point out that all he asks from his players is that they maintain that level of performance at Plymouth on Saturday and for the rest of the season.

He said: "I think it was a little bit different to the first 20 minutes against Oxford shall we say. I'd imagine that we've come from the Oxford game andd we've improved, you don't improve having days off and sitting in the stands do you? So it's important we analyse what we do bad and we  move forward.

"There are still things in the Cheltenham game, and i'm not being clever, that we weren't pleased with. Overall it was a very strong display and I think what you must respect is how good a team Cheltenham are. 

"They are a really strong team and the pleasing thing was that we have different scorers, we score at good times in the game, you know we see the game out very very well, so all of a sudden there is good spects to what we are doing.

"Like at Hartlepool we've responded to coneding a goal with a goal immediately, and that shows good mental strength. What we're doing and what we believe in we're doing is the correct stuff and if we believe in ourselves that much and we keep it going like we are, we'll be fine.

"I want us to maintain the level we played at Tuesday night, if we don't win and we play like that I don't have a problem."

Watch the press conference in full only on Spireites Player.

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