Chesterfield manager Paul Cook revealed that he was bursting with pride for his players after leading the Spireites to promotion at Burton Albion on Sunday afternoon.In his first full season in charge at the Proact Stadium, Cook has earned promotion with Chesterfield and will have the opportunity to take the League 2 title with a win at home to Fleetwood Town on Saturday.
The Spireites confirmed promotion after Jay O'Shea's second half brace sealed a 2-0 win over the Brewers at the Pirelli Stadium. Speaking after the game, the manager said: “Our lads were brilliant today, I’m so proud of them.
“I’ve had undying faith in these players, we’ve got an opportunity next week to try and win the league and if we don’t win it then we’re still promoted.
Cook also took time to praise the support he's received from the staff around and above him. “I must thank the chairman and Chris Turner for bringing me into the club," explained the gaffer before adding: "I know at the time it was a bit of an appointment that took people by surprise.
“There’s a lot of people behind me that do really, really well. I get great support. Today’s a great day for me, for my family, for the players and for Chesterfield Football Club.”
However, celebrations were kept brief as the Liverpudlian's 2013/14 ambitions haven't stopped at promotion, Cook was quick to highlight his desire to push on and win the title. “We just want to win the league now. It’s football – you can’t sit on your laurels.
“I’ve said from day one that the last league table on the final day is the most important one, I’ve never hidden from it.
“We’ll have a full stadium next week in Chesterfield and we’ll play a very strong Fleetwood side that have chased us really, really hard.”
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