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Cook: "I believe in playing football and passing it"

4 March 2015

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook spoke to Spireites Player after another stunning victory away at MK Dons, where a late Caolan Lavery goal secured a tremendous 2-1 victory.

After Gary Roberts had hit the post for the Spireites, Lewis Baker gave the hosts the lead in the first half. However, Chesterfield battled back, Roberts scoring a well-crafted equaliser before Lavery's last minute winner. 

Cook felt the away win was deserved for his team, who remain seventh in the Sky Bet League 1 table after their third Stadium MK win of the season.

"We played well tonight," said Cook. "It comes to the end of the season and everyone gets agitated - we've just gone four games on the bounce losing games and if you look at us tonight you'd wonder how that could happen to a team like us.

"We came here tonight to give a disciplined performance out of possession and create chances in possession, and I thought we did all that.

"In the first half we were only done by a wonder strike, that's what it was. We went in 1-0 down and I had a little pop at the lads. We lost our heads because we stopped believing that we were going to win.

"That's something we've still got to learn, we've got a lot of young players at our club. They were a great credit to everyone at the club tonight."

The Spireites manager went on to talk about the approach to the game he is doing his best to install in the club and its fans.

He said: "I want this club to have a philosophy in football and how we want to play and I want the supporters to buy into that.

"I believe in playing football and passing it. The goal was a perfect example late on: good passing and movement, good delivery, great finish by Lavery and he's over to celebrate with our supporters.

The full post match interview with Cook is now available to watch on Spireites Player.

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