Chesterfield: Paul Cook’s Spanish recipe thwarted by the snow

Paul Cook: Snow scuppered his plans to take a look at a Spanish player
Paul Cook: Snow scuppered his plans to take a look at a Spanish player
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BOSS Paul Cook was thwarted in his bid to to take look at a trio of unnamed triallists when yesterday’s scheduled Spireites reserve game at home to Hartlepool United was postponed due to the snow.

One of them was believed to be a Spaniard and the other two were central midfielders.

The boss also wanted to give striker Armand Gnanduillet another run out ahead of the home game with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Cook has indicated he is likely to give the Frenchman some more pitch time at the weekend, particularly if things are not going according to plan.

The manager indicated that he’s trying to develop his side’s attacking after several dominant performances haven’t brought in the points deserved. Cook said: “It’s what we’re working on, the movement and quality in the last third. We had good chances at Rochdale, good positions and good movement. We got into great areas to cross the ball and when it clicks it will go well for us.”

Drew Talbot, who has been out for a month with a broken toe, is likely to return against Wimbledon, if he’s fully fit.

Despite Talbot not yet kicking a ball since picking up the injury in the defeat at Wycombe Wanderers, Cook has said he’ll be recalled if his fitness is proved.

Tendayi Darikwa (groin) is the main doubt for the game. He’s been subbed early in the second half of the last two Chesterfield matches.