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Cook Still Believes

18 March 2013

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Spireites boss Paul Cook still believes that Chesterfield can still make a push for a play-off place.

Cook's side picked up an impressive win at Oxford United at the weekend after Marc Richards' first goal since January was followed by a resolute defensive display.

Speaking about the win at the Kassam Stadium, Cook said: “I thought second half we played well, I really did. I don’t think Oxford caused us problems.

“We were a lot brighter in possession, you know, that probably comes from a little bit more confidence in players. 

“Obviously when they do pass the ball well you get a little bit more belief and that can lead them them being more confident.”

Chesterfield's opponents, Torquay United, are enduring a run of form which has seen them pick up just three points from a possible 33.

The Spireites could move to within five points of Rotherham United in seventh place with a victory at Plainmoor, but Cook insists it'll be a tough night for his side.

He said: “Every game is a challenge. Torquay have got in Rene Howe and one or two other players at the top end who are threats. You know, lads who score goals at this level.

“Obviously they’re not on a great run. Alan’s [Knill] been bought in to sort of stop that little bit of a rot.

“Torquay are fighting for their lives, we’re under no illusions about how difficult is going to be. But I think every football game is a must-win one me.
“We’ve got games coming up that are must-win if we’re to get into areas that everyone wants to be.

“We’re going to have people travel to that game tomorrow, like have travelled to Cheltenham last Tuesday, because they still believe. So do we.” 

Watch the full interview only on Spireites Player.

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