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Cook: "We've Forgotten How to Win."

3 November 2013

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Chesterfield manager, Paul Cook, was understandably disappointed to concede a late leveller to Scunthorpe United after leading for the majority of the game.

A late Luke Waterfall header cancelled out Marc Richards’ early goal and the gaffer was upset his side couldn’t grind out a result and end the winless run.

He said: “We’ve just forgotten how to win. We’ve forgotten what areas of the pitch to play in and that leads to anxiety and bad decisions. My job as manager is to make sure the team keep going and believing in what we do because it’s a long season.

“At times, especially first half, I thought our play was good and we were back to how we usually play, but we need to have that killer instinct that we’ve lost.

“We’re in such a good position in the league. We are third at the moment but it doesn’t feel like it.”

The game marked Ollie Banks’ first professional league start and the Liverpudlian had good words to say about the midfielder’s performance.

“I’m pleased for Ollie; he’s a young lad learning the game. He made a couple of mistakes, but as young lads do, they will. He’s got good talent, great work ethic and good ability. If he keeps working the way he is, he’ll get stronger and stronger.

There were over 6,300 people in attendance and the 46-year-old spoke about the fantastic support from the Chesterfield faithful.

“They deserve a massive pat on the back. I fully appreciate how patient they are but one thing is that we work hard for success and I guarantee we will get that success. 

“I’m just disappointed tonight because it would have been great to win at home and it would have been a great lift for everyone at the club. It’s a long road; we started on a bit of a sprint, we’ve slowed down to a light walk and we need to pick up our pace again quickly.”

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

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