Chesterfield: Spireites boss focused on Daggers

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Paul Cook insists Chesterfield have it all to play for ahead of their trip to Dagenham and Redbridge today.

Spireites came from behind to rescue a draw at home against a lowly Exeter City side three days ago.

A point moved them a step closer to securing promotion and in-form League Two leaders Scunthorpe United.

And, with crunch matches against Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town to come, Cook is remaining upbeat.

He said: “Last week we’re on a high, this week we’re a little bit flat and again next week might be different.

“We’ve got a fantastic game at Dagenham on Monday. We’ll take fantastic support down there and it’s a big game for us as a club.

“Those two last games are big games. A win at Dagenham would put us in a very strong position with everyone around us.

“There’s a lot to play for and we’ll just keep going.”

Cook made two changes at half-time during the 1-1 draw with Exeter, with Nathan Smith and Dan Gardner replaced.

Both have recently returned from injury but the Chesterfield manager indicated it was a tactical response to being a goal down.

Spireites will be without Sam Morsy after the midfielder was shown a red card for a lunge on Grecians goalscorer Matt Grimes.

Doyle, who levelled with a second-half penalty on Saturday, looks certain to continue in attack at Victoria Road.

The Irishman has bagged three goals in his last four games and tops Chesterfield’s goal scoring charts with 12.

Daggers’ top marksman, Rhys Murphy, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a groin injury. The former Arsenal trainee hasn’t played since the beginning of March and had surgery last week.