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Cook: "The Subs Are Working."

1 September 2013

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After Saturday's 2-0 victory over Portsmouth, Chesterfield manager, Paul Cook hailed the Spireites who came off the bench to help secure the win.

Armand Gnanduillet, Eoin Doyle and Tendayi Darikwa all came off the bench in this weekend's game at Fratton Park and all had a direct influence in the two late goals that sealed the three points for Chesterfield.

Speaking to Spireites Player after the game, Cook said: “At the minute, I probably look like a great manager because the subs are working. I’m sure, soon, they won’t work and that’s football.

“The two lads played really well against Sheffield Wednesday together and I said on the bench, why don’t we give them a go up there? These things formulate in behind-closed-doors games." added the gaffer, referring to Gnanduillet and Doyle's performance in a friendly game held last Tuesday. 

Despite Saturday's result, the manager feels that the performance wasn't what he knows Chesterfield are capable of and wants to see improvements. He said: “I never try and kid our fans and make out that everything’s great, we haven’t played well the last couple of games but we’ve got two fantastic results.

“We must work very hard in training, we must be bright with out passing, we must be more inventive and we must work harder to win games.”

The Liverpudlian once again praised the travelling support and was happy the team could get the result they wanted. “I’m delighted for the travelling support again, they’re amazing. We make sure our players are aware of what it means to the community of Chesterfield to do well," explained Cook.

He added: “We’ve got to keep our feet firmly on the ground, we’ve got a long road ahead. All we want to do is work as hard as we can and keep making our fans happy.”

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

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