At the start of the season, several fans on various social and commercial media outlets, were questioning Paul Cook’s confidence and judgement in Eoin Doyle as a goalscorer.
However, it was clear for all to see as the season unfolded that he had seriously developed and moved on from how he performed at the end of last season. He became sharper, fitter and hungry for goals, with a confidence and almost expectancy to score in every game.
I had hoped that we could keep hold of Eoin Doyle until the end of the season because he could have possibly netted at least another ten goals for our push to the play-offs and he and Gnanduillet, were more recently working very well together as a front two. Enabling Chesterfield to have allowed him to move on for a ‘fair price’ in the Summer.
I and many Spireites were shocked and in disbelief of the transfer fee involved and that it was not of a higher value, but after listening to Chris Turner explain events and reflecting on the deal with Cardiff - it had to be done. We must now look forwards and not backwards, he has gone, good luck to him and that is that. It’s all history and we must move on!
Constantly striving to improve, Doyle’s exit has allowed Paul Cook to strengthen the squad with four new arrivals (five including Byron Harrison). Mr Cook believes they are talented, honest and hard working, will learn, be influenced and driven to succeed, all of whom will possibly play a key part as we start to move towards the business end of the season. Good luck to them all, whilst we keep the faith in Mr Cook and his backroom staff, they have not let the fans down so far. I am sure many Spireites will agree that the football being played by Chesterfield at the current time is probably the most entertaining and exciting for many a decade. Let’s hope all our squad can stay fit and injury free, we need them to be at the top of their game.
Remember, if you don’t shoot, you don’t score! The results will come if we all support together in numbers and in voice.
by Jon Howes