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Cooper Hails Spireites Quality

20 August 2013

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Chesterfield defender, Liam Cooper, is full of praise for the team and believes they have the ability to dominate opponents.

The 21-year-old explained that fitness within the squad is the key behind Chesterfield's strong start to the season. He said: "We press teams for 90/95 minutes and we do that willingly, I think that’s great testament to the lads’ fitness and the way we’re applying ourselves at the minute. It’s a good camp to be in.

“You can see how we want to play, sometimes teams will have their fair share of luck against us but I think the majority of time we’ll dominate teams and the goals will come," added Cooper.

After a series of summer signings, the former Hull defender was also full of praise for Chesterfield manager, Paul Cook. He said: “I think there was no doubt the manager was going to bring in good players, he knows the game, he wants to play the game the right way.” 

Cooper made a return to first-team football, coming on as a substitute against Rochdale on Saturday afternoon, after a pre-season injury kept the defender out of the first three games of the season.

Speaking about his return after Saturday's match, Cooper said: “Sometimes it can be hard to come on in those games but the manager’s said go on and get a grip of the game.

“There’s no substitute for games, you need to be playing games and that’s all I want to do. I’ve managed to get some time today and hopefully that will put me in good stead for next week.”

To watch the full interview, log on to Spireites Player. 

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