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Cook: “I Never Felt Like we Would Score”

2 November 2014

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Spireites boss Paul Cook felt his side lacked a cutting edge going forward as Chesterfield were held to a goalless draw by Yeovil.

Cook’s men struggled to create chances but looked solid at the back as both teams were forced to settle for a point at the Proact.

Reflecting on the match Cook was pleased that his side had at least ended the recent losing streak.

He said: “We’re on the back of three defeats and at times today we looked very nervous and lacked fluidity but defensively we were very good. We wanted to press a higher line and condense the space which we did well.

“We were looking for that bit of quality and unfortunately today we didn’t have it.

“The supporters have gone from being right behind the team to getting a little bit restless but that’s football, I understand it. Yeovil were a team playing in the Championship last season and we’re travelling forward, trying to do our best."

Charlie Raglan came in for suspended skipper Ian Evatt and as a unit the defence kept its first clean sheet in 11 league games.

Cook said: “In the second half we were never under any type of pressure and it was a case of would we score? I never felt like we would score. We just didn’t have that penetration.

“We have a habit of wanting to go through the middle of a pitch when we lack physicality up front. We must go round teams and put quality in the box.

“The players always offer the most honest performance and as a manager and a supporter that’s all you can ask.”

Eoin Doyle toiled without reward having struggled with illness all week but Cook felt the team still had enough to take away all three points.

He said: “What we need to do is find the solutions and I felt today we should have been able to find a solution to win that game. Unfortunately we didn’t and I’ve got to give Yeovil credit.

“I see us as a club that is moving forward because this is a really difficult league and we need to find a balance and have more of a threat.”

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