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Cook: "Let's keep believing we can get there"

15 April 2015

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Spireites manager Paul Cook toasted his six-goal side after their 6-0 thrashing of Colchester United at a raucous Proact Stadium.

Doubles from Gary Roberts and Sam Clucas were supplemented by strikes from Dan Gardner and Jimmy Ryan as the Spireites took a massive step towards the League One play-offs on Tuesday night.

After the game Cook was modest in victory: "The most important thing sometimes is that you show some manners, it's a disappointing result for Colchester and they had some big moments in the game. Tommy [Lee] has made a great save a 0-0. Then when it was 2-0 Chris Porter's gone through and he's made another fantastic save.

"Everything went our way tonight, so while we're happy with what we've done we wish Colchester the best of luck with the rest of their season and we hope they can do well in their fight for survival. 

"It was everything that I like about the game tonight, the energy levels were good out of possession and in possession we moved the ball well on a fantastic pitch that the ball could move on - and we've seen the results of a fantastic team performance."

With Rochdale and Fleetwood Town losing elsewhere, it made for a dream night for Chesterfield, who now travel to Oldham Athletic on Saturday with the chance to guarantee their post-season play-off ticket.

"That's great for us," said Cook. "I imagine we'll take one or two to Oldham now. That's what football's about and I enjoyed tonight, it was a great night for Chesterfield Football Club. 

"Sometimes in football you can have tough days and many a manager does, my heart goes out to Tony [Humes, Colchester United manager] because he's a good guy and he'll go home very disappointed."

The manager finished by lauding his side and encouraged the supporters to help the Spireites to achieve their mission.

"I've got great confidence in the squad, it was a great night for us, but that's all it is. Great credit to the players, great credit to the supporters and let's just keep believing we can get there."

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