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Cook: "All in all it's a good point"

19 April 2015

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Spireites manager Paul Cook saw his side grind out a point at Oldham Athletic on Saturday, and was pleased to register the result.

Far from the flowing attacks of Tuesday's 6-0 Colchester United success, the closest the Spireites came at Boundary Park was a Sam Clucas flick that rebounded off the post late on.

After the match Cook told Spireites Player that while the performance wasn't there, the draw was more than satisfactory.

He said: "I think the good thing for us as a team and the supporters was the performance we had on Tuesday night, today it was apparent from the first ball back to Charlie Raglan that it was never going to be a game of football.

"That's no disrespect to Oldham because Dean [Holden, Oldham's caretaker manager] has got some good players in his team. We had to make a change early on, purely for that reason. It wasn't a good spectacle in any shape or form.

"I heard our supporters singing that they'd come on the pitch if we scored - well they'd probably have to stay until Wednesday or Thursday by the time we might have scored!"

"But all in all it's a good point, it's a draw away from home and with two games for us to go now we're in a fantastically great position now and it's great credit to the players."

Cook is now licking his lips at the prospect of the League One champions visiting the Proact next Saturday - on a day dubbed 'True Blue Day' by the club, with all supporters encouraged to celebrate the team's achievements this season and come along decked out in blue.

"We've got a great game next week," said Cook. "It's a mouthwatering game against Bristol City in front of hopefully a full house at home. I'm sure there will be a carnival atmosphere.

"We might have some good news on Tuesday, but if not we'll have to seal our own fate on Saturday."

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