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PLAY-OFF placed Bradford City and Chesterfield played out a hard working but far from fluid goalless draw.

Nahki Wells and Will Atkinson both tried their luck for the Bantams as the home side dominated possession during the first half an hour.

Quality was at a premium as the match edged towards half time. Neither team could trouble the goalkeepers with Danny Whitaker having Chesterfield’s best effort.

Cook made three changes midway through the second half as he tried to shake some life into the match. Chris Atkinson replaced Mark Randall just before the hour mark, Whitaker came off for Liam Ridehalgh and Craig Westcarr made way for Scott Boden.

Ridehalgh nearly created an opening for Rory McArdle with 12 minutes to play but his cross was cleared.

Will Atkinson shot just over a couple of minutes from time and Nathan Smith had to nick the ball off the toes of Wells to ensure the game remained goalless.

Chesterfield now prepare for a trip to the Memorial Stadium for a game with Bristol Rovers in the knowledge that no travelling Spireites side has ever returned from any of Rovers’ many grounds with maximum points.

Bradford (4-4-2): Duke, Darby, Egan, McArdle, Meredith , Atkinson, G.Jones, Doyle, Thompson, Wells, Hines. Subs: McLaughlin, R.Jones, Forsyth, McHugh, Connell, Baker, Brown.

Chesterfield (4-2-3-1): O’Donnell, Talbot, Forbes, Hird, Smith, Togwell, Clay , Whitaker, Darikwa, Randall, Boden. Subs (not used): Mason, Westcarr, Lester, Ridehalgh, Atkinson, Hazel, Evans.

Ref: Stuart Atwell (Nuneaton)