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Cook Expects Tough Burton Test

28 March 2013

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Chesterfield boss Paul Cook is expecting a tough game when the Spireites to the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday to face Burton Albion.

Burton, who currently sit third in Npower League Two, have won their last nine home games and Cook is expecting it to be a very difficult game.

Speaking to Spireites Player, he said: "I think Burton are doing fantastically well and we should respect them. They"ve got a fantastic home record, do well away and that normally adds up to doing well. Their home record is quite awesome but we're going to go there Saturday and one thing we'll tell our supporters is that we're going to have a game."

Cook was full of praise for Burton manager Gary Rowett, who is in his first season as manager after taking over from Paul Peschisolido. 

He added: "Gary has done a really good job. He's got good people working with him. He's got fantastically good players, the club's well run and it all goes well for them. They are in a great position at the minute and they want to see it though.

"They've got fire power and players who score goals. They have good defenders so it adds up. All the ingredients are there for everyone to see.

"We're going to have an open game with Burton and we're going to try and score some goals and win the game."

Following Burton on Saturday, the Spireites take on second placed Port Vale on Easter Monday and the boss is optimistic about his sideís chances.

He said: "I wouldn't have thought it would be 0-0 on Saturday. We are then going into a Bank Holiday game and I'd love to be able to sit on Tuesday morning saying we've got six points and all of a sudden our season is still alive but we know how difficult it's going to be.

"I think you have to respect teams that are top of the table. Certainly Port Vale are an awesome team with good players and Burton are the same. Every credit to them both but we will concentrate on beating them at the weekend and congratulate them at the end of the season."

Chesterfield head into the game with Burton sat in 12th position and eight points off the play-off places.

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