Chesterfield boss remains grounded

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook is refusing to get carried away after his side hit the summit of League Two.

The Spireites recorded back-to-back away victories on Tuesday night when they eased past York City 2-0 thanks to goals from Eoin Doyle and Gary Roberts.

It followed three points at Northampton Town on Saturday and Cook said he was pleased with the way his players have responded over the last two games.

He said: “I thought we started well as we did at Northampton on Saturday. I thought (Eoin) Doyle’s goal was top drawer, absolutely top class finish.

“The game got a little bit easy for us if truth be told, we got a bit sloppy in possession and we started to make one or two mistakes but you’ve got to give the lads great credit to come through the two away fixtures, with the pitches as they are, and after the disappointment at Southend and then against Rochdale, I think the lads have responded magnificently.

“We’ve got good players at this club. My hardest part sometimes is keeping all the players happy. The atmosphere in the dressing room is very good.

“The players are very strong together at the minute. The way to win promotion is to win football games, it’s not to speak about it, not to beat yourself up when you get beat and make excuses about different stuff.

Cook added: “It’s a good result for us and that’s all it is.

“It’s another game gone and it’s another few points to where we want to be. There is nothing won, there’s nothing lost, there’s a long way to go.”

Cook’s side will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of the table when they face John Ward’s Bristol Rovers at the Proact Stadium on Saturday.

There was little to shout about in the reverse fixture with Rovers in October when the two sides played out a goalless draw in Bristol at the Memorial Stadium.

Doyle missed a gilt-edged chance before he was given his marching orders for a second yellow three minutes from the end.

Drew Talbot is an injury doubt for Chesterfield.