SPIREITES: We lacked physicality up front, says Chesterfield FC boss Paul Cook

Chesterfield vs Swindon - Paul Cook can only watch his Chesterfield slide down the table - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Swindon - Paul Cook can only watch his Chesterfield slide down the table - Pic By James Williamson
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Chesterfield boss Paul Cook thought his side missed a physical presence in attack after the goalless draw with Yeovil Town.

Top goalscorer Eoin Doyle, who has 15 already for the season, led the line for the Spireites despite nursing the flu for the majority of the week.

He was supported by Ollie Banks, Sam Clucas and Dan Gardner but Chesterfield were unable to find a way through the Glovers’ defence at the Proact Stadium.

Cook said: “We looked very nervous all of a sudden, we looked like we didn’t have that fluidity in our play. Defensively today I thought we were very good. We played with a high line and wanted to condense the space and I thought we did that well.

“We’re looking for that bit of quality and unfortunately today we didn’t get it. That’s the nature of the game but that becomes a good point. The supporters have gone from being completely behind the team to a little bit restless. I understand it.

“What I would offer up is that last year that was a team playing in the Championship. We’re travelling forward and trying to do our best, sometimes it’s never enough and I accept that as a manger of a football club.”

He added: “Second half we were never under any kind of pressure and it was a case of would we score, we just didn’t have that penetration. We have a habit of wanting to go through the middle of the pitch but we lack physicality up front, we must go round teams.”