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Cook Praises Defenders

10 April 2013

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Paul Cook expresses his delight with the form of Chesterfield's rear-guard.

Speaking to Spireites Player after the Barnet game, Cook said: “Our back two were outstanding today. [Neal] Trotman and [Liam] Cooper have been outstanding for a bit now."

Chesterfield have the second best defensive record behind League Two leaders Gillingham, having conceded just 40 goals in the league this season. 

“Good players defend well, good players do their jobs. O’Shea gets that ball in the last third and scores and Cooper’s got the ability to defend. Like I say all the time, it's players that make football clubs function.”

After taking 13 points from the last six games, Chesterfield's recent form leaves them within touching distance of the play-offs with four games left to play. 

Saturday's game against Bradford could be a crucial game in the Spireites promotion bid.

“Great crowd, great atmosphere, two good teams going for it." Said Cook. "Saturday becomes one of them games that as a manager you just want to be involved in."

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