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Cook: "I Was Pleased with Us Tonight"

12 March 2014

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Spireites manager Paul Cook was pleased with his side's performance in Chesterfield's 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Tuesday night.

George Fancomb put the Dons ahead just after the half time break but Ollie Banks struck back within five minutes to draw Chesterfield level and earn a point for the league leaders. 

Speaking to Spireites Player after Tuesday's game, Cook said: “I was pleased with us tonight, I was pleased with how we performed in the game in general, I was pleased with the outcome and the result.

“We dominated the game, we fully deserved our point against a team in Wimbledon that Neal’s put together and has some very good players.

“When they went 1-0 in front, everyone could think it would be a long night but our spirit was good, our desire to get back in the game was good.” 

Chesterfield limited the home side's opportunities in the second half but could not find a way through a well-organised Dons back line to find a winning goal and the Spireites boss acknowledged that his side have lacked a cutting edge of late.

“We didn’t really open them up and the Achilles’ heel for us is that cutting edge," explained the Liverpudlian before adding: "We all know it – our supporters know it, I know it, the chairman knows it. It’s something that we try and cure.

“It mightn’t be something that we can cure today and we can cure tomorrow so we’ve got to do is stick together as a club, know your problems but search for the solutions. We search, we look, every day we look to make this team better. We’re not saying we’re the finished article, none of us ever will.”

The latest addition to Chesterfield's squad Daniel Kearns made his Spireites debut in Tuesday night's draw after coming on as a substitute in the second half. The young midfielder impressed the travelling fans during his brief spell on the pitch and Cook believes he will be an important player for Chesterfield.

He said: “Our fans will love Daniel, he’s a typical good player – bright in possession, he’s got a trick and he’s a bright young player.

“We want to affect the game at that end of the pitch, I know everyone clamors for a striker but we all clamor for better strikers.”

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

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