Cook praises players’ start to the season

Chesterfield FC v AFC Wimbledon Lester Goal Paul Cook
Chesterfield FC v AFC Wimbledon Lester Goal Paul Cook
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Paul Cook is delighted with the start his Chesterfield players have made to the campaign.

Summer signings Gary Roberts and Eoin Doyle both got on the score sheet in their home debuts for the Spireites against Cheltenham.

The goals sealed a second consecutive 2-0 win for Cook’s side from their two league games to date, following an opening day win away at Bury.

And Cook said he was pleased with the result in a game where his side rode their luck at times.

He said: “For periods of that game we were under a lot of pressure from Cheltenham and again we rode our luck a little bit. It has a way of balancing out and we’re delighted to be on six points.

“Good players will always create chances in the game and at 1-0 the game was never safe, in fact if you were being truthful second half you always felt Cheltenham were going to get the second goal.

“We got the goal at a stage of the game where it took the life out of them.

“To get a win over any team in this league is tough but to have two wins on the bounce we’re very pleased.”

Roberts, who operated behind lone front man Marc Richards for spells on Saturday, ran half the length of the pitch to break the deadlock before Doyle’s injury time second.

Cook added: “I always feel like we’ll score goals. It was very much a jittery second half but in the end a pleasing outcome.”