Romuald Boco opened Chesterfield’s scoring account for the new season with the first goal in the 2-1 win over Leyton Orient on Saturday.
The midfielder said: “We’ve been working hard, I did a full preseason with the team and it’s a good reward to score in my first game but the most important thing is the way the team played. We played our football in the style we did against Leeds and Aston Villa and it’s a good sign. There’s good hope for the team."
The new Spireites signing said that the victory was all down to the effort put in in pre-season.
He said: “Everyone has been brilliant, Tommy Lee has made a lot of saves, our defence has been strong and you could see the way we passed the ball has been good. We haven’t got a big squad but we are quite solid with each other. We made the effort and it paid off today. Before this game I don’t think a lot of people would have bet on us to win so it’s good.”
The Benin international reserved special praise for manager Paul Cook who he has played under before at Accrington Stanley.
Boco said: “He knows me and he knows I give 100% and so he gave me the chance and he knows that I’ve got the character and that I’m working hard so for me it’s easier to play under him. It’s extra motivation because with all the chances he’s giving me I want to pay him back.”
Boco will be hoping to continue his impressive start to the new season when the Spireites meet Huddersfield on Tuesday in the Capital One Cup.
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