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Cook Remains Focused on Rovers

31 January 2014

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Paul Cook has stressed that amid transfer rumours and talk of big games coming up, he and the team are focused solely on Saturday’s home encounter with Bristol Rovers.

“Games come thick and fast but we’re just trying to prepare for one,” said Cook. “That’s all you can do and everything else takes care of itself. We’ve got a massive game for this club tomorrow against Bristol Rovers and the support we’ve had over the past few weeks has been fantastic.”

Rovers come to the Proact Stadium hoping to cause an upset and increase their chances of a playoff push, and the gaffer is under no illusions about how tough a game it will be.

Cook explained: “They’ve got good players right through the team. They’re strong and powerful and they’ve had some good results. They have had some bad results but everyone does; it’s the consistency of the league. We are all consistently inconsistent and I include ourselves in that.

“Every team can beat each other on the day. There are no mismatches in this league; if you’re not at it you’ll get beat.”

The Liverpudlian also made it clear that he is happy with the squad he has for the time being and has no intention of entering the transfer market anytime soon, dismissing rumours that Sheffield United players Elliott Whitehouse and Callum McFadzean are set to come to the Proact Stadium.

He said: “People like to speculate and I think it’s good but there’s nothing happening. They’re good players, really good, but there’s nothing happening here.

“There won’t be anything happening from us unless something dramatic happens, like if somebody leaves. If somebody does come in with a bid we can’t refuse then we do have criteria for what we’d like to bring in but no, nothing from us.”

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