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Cook: "The prizes for us are huge"

12 April 2015

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Chesterfield secured another point at Barnsley in their quest to finish the campaign in the play-off positions, and post-match manager Paul Cook spoke to Spireites Player.

Midfielder Jay O'Shea continued his good recent goalscoring form when he converted Jimmy Ryan's pass midway through the first half, but the Spireites - backed by 2,500 travelling supporters - were pegged back by a Sam Winnall strike on the hour mark.

However, Cook was more that satisfied to earn the draw, realising that gaining such a result at Oakwell doesn't come easily.

"I'm just happy with a point," he said. "It was a difficult game for us. From being in the ascendancy, when we felt we'd go on, we gave a poor goal away and didn't play well in the second half.

"We didn't pass it, we didn't dominate anything that we like to - but we've been on a good run and you must respect every point you can get. You can hear our travelling support going home tonight, they're still happy.

"We just keep going. There are four games to go, we're in a good position, but as we've said before there are plenty of twists and turns to come for everyone."

Chesterfield have just four games remaining, and with the first of those Tuesday night's home match with Colchester United the eyes are now becoming firmly set on the prize.

Cook explained: "The prizes for us are huge. I said to the players there that I might have let them down tactically, there were one or two things that maybe I could have done better to help them, so no one's away from making mistakes.

"We had great support here today, we thank them for that and now let's hope the stadium is full on Tuesday night because we really do deserve that."

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