Chesterfield: Tommy’s tips pleases Cook

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PAUL Cook reflected on the 2-0 win over in-form Bristol Rovers and he revealed an early piece of Tommy Lee finger-tip action was the catalyst to victory.

Spireites boss said: “First 15 minutes we were awful. We never got going, we were sloppy. Tommy Lee makes a world-class save and if that goes in, I wonder what would have happened. 

“All of a sudden you’re 1-0 down, the crowd are getting on your back because you’re not playing well. But from there in, with players like Jay O’Shea, we know if we get them in the right areas they will hurt people.

“Jay needs to shoot more, he needs to show our fans a little bit more of that. His goal was unstoppable and obviously the second goal from Armand [Gnanduillet] is a fantastic goal. From there, the confidence grows and everyone goes home happy.”

O’Shea himself said of his goal: “I think it just fell for me nicely and I wanted to get a shot off. [Assistant Manager] Tommy Wright kept saying at half-time to get some shots off, he said you’ve got a great strike so start shooting at bit more so that was in my head. I was delighted with the goal. The ball broke, I thought there was a foul in there somewhere, but to shoot was the only thing on my mind.”

Spireites have no game tonight, last week’s trip to Cheltenham was brought forwards due to the National Hunt Festival there, so Oxford United are next up, Chris Wilder’s side won 3-1 at Torquay at the weekend and they host Barnet tonight.

Spireites reserves lost 3-1 at Bradford City, Man City winger Alex Hanshall scoring for Chesterfield.