After seeing his side draw 0-0 in a game that could easily have gone either way, Spireites manager Paul Cook was philosophical, seeing the result as a point gained.
He said: “I think it was a fair result. There were spells when we were in the ascendancy late on in the game and every Mansfield attack looked to be a bit dangerous. You’re always trying to win the game, a point’s a point and it’s a big week for us now.”
The result leaves Chesterfield in third place in Sky Bet League 2, in the automatic promotion places and six points ahead of Fleetwood Town in fourth spot. Cook is doing his all to keep the team focused on promotion.
“Football’s football and the final league table’s the most important thing, it’s another point to where we want to be," explained the manager before adding: "If we can keep getting points and a few wins here and there, we need to get over the line.
"The support’s good, the players want it badly and we all want it as a football club so we need to keep steady heads now as we go along.”
The away side were cheered on by 1,500 Chesterfield fans in the sold out away end and the boss was quick to hail the impact of the travelling Spireites.
Cook commented: “The supporters are fantastic. They can look forward to a game on Tuesday night. You’re always disappointed not to beat your local rivals but a draw was a fair result. Then we can look towards a very special weekend next weekend for everyone at the club and everyone in the town.
“We really do appear to our support, we need it. The lads are just starting to look a little bit flat in there and it’s up to me as the manger to lift them.
"The two games either side of the Johnstone Paints Final are huge for us now with Morecambe and Newport, we’ve got to look towards getting maximum points now.”
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