Paul Cook says Chesterfield need to defend better after Doncaster Rovers defeat

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Chesterfield boss Paul Cook says his side need to improve their defending after they were beaten 3-2 at Doncaster.

Spirites started slowly and trailed 2-0 and 3-1 before Eoin Doyle scored his seventh goal in three goals to set up a rousing finish.

But Jed Steer in the Rovers’ goal, and an offside decision against Armand Gnanduillet, prevented Chesterfield from picking up their second successive 3-3 draw.

Speaking after the game Cook said: “We have got to defend better than that. We spoke at half time of tightening up and then we concede four minutes after the restart.

“We are a bit naive defensively, we have stepped up a level and the standard of finishing against us has also stepped up.

“We have lost defenders today and that has caught up with us. We are a bit too cavalier right now, even for my liking.

“We need to work on this and that will come with a settled back four and spending hours on the training field.

“Doncaster are a good team with good players. We have adjusted to this level well so far and today was one of those days, that is football.

“The fans were superb today and were with us all through the second half. We play to entertain them and we did that, it is a shame we could not win for them

”It is never nice to lose, but we will take it on the chin and come back strong.”

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