Chesterfield boss Paul Cook praises Myles Wright after Spireites debut

Myles Wright makes his Chesterfield debut against Sheffield United
Myles Wright makes his Chesterfield debut against Sheffield United

Young goalkeeper Myles Wright will have gained bags of experience after making his first league appearance in Chesterfield’s win over Sheffield United, believes boss Paul Cook.

Wright (18) took up his place between the sticks after Tommy Lee was shown the red card for bringing down United’s Ryan Flynn in the 42 minute

And, despite making a mess of a simple throughball which allowed Marc McNulty to score on 81 minutes, Cook was full of praise for the young shot-stopper.

Said Cook: “I thought Myles did really well for someone so young. His catching was good, his kicking was good.

“Up until the 81st minute he did nothing wrong, but goalkeepers make mistakes. Tommy Lee has made mistakes for us as well.

“I look back on it and perhaps I should not have had him on the bench for a game as big as this, but you cannot get every decision right as a manager.

“A game against Sheffield United is probably as big as you will get for us at this level.

“It is a great learning curve for him and excellent experience.”

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