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Chesterfield: Spireites boss looks back on his best career moment

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  • by Matt Brooks Chesterfield
 

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook described winning the League Two title as ‘the best moment in my career’.

Spireites came from behind to beat Fleetwood Town 2-1 in a devastating second half performance at the Proact.

It handed Cook’s side the championship as rivals Rochdale lost at Newport and Scunthorpe drew at home to York.

Afterwards he said: “It’s a very proud moment in my career, it’s the best moment in my career.

“When I came in it was always going to be a difficult job because I had to change players and it was always a task to try and prove yourself.

“To get promoted as champions is a terrific achievement by the players, the chairman, the supporters - because to have a good football club you must have everyone going in the same direction.”

Sam Hird’s header early in the second half cancelled out Matty Blair’s opener before Chesterfield completed the comeback.

Gary Roberts, so often the man Spireites have turned to when in need of inspiration this season, bent in the winning goal.

It sparked emotional scenes reminiscent of last week’s win at Burton Albion as players, coaches and supporters celebrated together.

Cook added: “We had a great day in front of a full house, our own fans, the pitch was immaculate, players getting beaten at half- time and coming back to win the championship - I didn’t think last week could be surpassed - but it has.

“We’re quite open and honest, our rooms are always open to everyone who comes into the club.

“Whether you’re a groundsman or a supporter you can always come, have a cup of tea with us and have a chat about the game.

“That’s what we do everyday.

“We talk about the game and we try and improve ourselves.”

Chesterfield players flew off to Benidorm yesterday morning for a few days before they return for a victory parade through the town on Monday, May 12 which is scheduled to leave the Proact Stadium at 6pm and arrive at the Town Hall, Rose Hill for 6.30pm.

 

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