Chesterfield: Cook pleased with his leaders

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Paul Cook is delighted with the amount of leaders within his ranks.

The Chesterfield manager made new recruit Ian Evatt his captain for the 2013/14 campaign after the defender’s return to the club this week and believes the squad is full of individuals who have the ability to inspire.

He said: “We’ve got different types of leaders all over the park. Gary Roberts leads by what he does on the ball, he is very brave.

“Drew Talbot leads by example, Liam Cooper and Sam Morsy are leaders by physical aggression, Ritchie Humphreys is the consummate professional.

“Ian’s been there and done it now, he’s a legend at this football club and has come back at a good age. I believe he will lead us to more success on the field.”

“Right through the team we’ve got leaders and that’s something I felt we were lacking.”

The Spireites kicked off their League Two season with an away trip to Bury today and Cook has promised a ‘rollercoaster ride’.

“There’s a real feel good factor at the club, I know people are talking about us winning the league,” he added. “I’m a lot more realistic and I know how difficult it’s going to be.”