Coke not ready to call it quits despite injury nightmare

Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Barnet v Chesterfield FC; 05/05/2018 KO 15:00; The Hive Stadium; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Giles Coke blast wide of the Barnet goal
Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Barnet v Chesterfield FC; 05/05/2018 KO 15:00; The Hive Stadium; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Giles Coke blast wide of the Barnet goal
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Former Chesterfield and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Giles Coke is adamant his career will go on, despite playing just two games in 27 months.

The 32-year-old had an injury-hit six-month spell with the Spireites last season but after picking up a knock on his debut, only played once more, in the final game.

Prior to his Chesterfield bow he’d missed two years of action through injury.

But he’s not prepared to call it a day.

“You’ve just got to keep going, it’s something I love to do, I don’t want to anything else,” he said.

“I feel fit and healthy in myself and I know I’m not ready to retire, I can still offer so much.

“It’s a shame I got injured again, but I feel very good now, ready to go.”

Coke is making no bold statements about the level at which he feels he should be playing, given his injury history.

But he’ll do whatever he can to ensure his career continues.

“I don’t know (what level I’ll play at), you can’t really say that after being out for so long. I just want to play football.

“I’ve had quite a good career and I just want to continue playing.

“I’m hoping that can still happen, I will keep working hard.”