Chesterfield: Cook stays cool as title chase hots up

Drew Talbot in action by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Southend
Drew Talbot in action by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Southend
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Chesterfield’s sights are firmly set on reclaiming a top three spot when they travel to League Two’s basement side Northampton Town.

The Spireites go in to the game off the back of two disappointing results against promotion rivals Southend United and Rochdale in the last week.

Following defeat at Roots Hall, Chesterfield had to settle for a point at home to Dale when they let a two goal lead slip through their fingers on Tuesday night.

Spireites manager Paul Cook said: “We’re disappointed not to get three points but it wouldn’t have meant any other than we move up the league.

“There are a lot of games to go and if you keep winning football games you’ll get to where you want to be.”

Cook’s side have made no secret of their ambitions to achieve promotion this season but they will go in to the clash at Sixfields without winger Jamie Devitt.

The 23-year-old has teamed up with fellow League Two side Morecambe for a month just a week after he signed a new deal at Chesterfield to keep him at the club until the end of the season.

The Lancashire side sit five points from the play-offs and face high-flying Burton Albion, Rochdale and Oxford United over the duration of Devitt’s loan.

While there are injury doubts over defensive duo Drew Talbot and Ian Evatt, who were both substituted against Rochdale.