Chesterfield: Blues benefiting from senior pros

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook today praised the influence his senior players are having at the club.

The Spireites boss made moves to bring in a handful of experienced players over the summer, including Ian Evatt, Ritchie Humphreys and Gary Roberts.

The trio played their part on Saturday as Cook’s side recorded their first win in the league since September 21.

Memories of the second half collapse at Morecambe, which saw Chesterfield lose 4-3 in a game they were winning 3-0 at the break, flooded back when goals from Ollie Banks and Jay O’Shea put the Spireites into a similar commanding position against Torquay United.

But Cook‘s side ran out comfortable winners at Plainmoor and he said the lessons learned on that October day at the Globe Arena will stand his players in good stead.

He said: “It happens to all good teams, if it can happen to AC Milan [2005 Champions League final against Liverpool] it can happen to Chesterfield. It happened and you want to learn from it.

“We wanted to be very strong second half, to see the game out professionally and our senior players were excellent. It’s been a tough week for everyone at the club and we’ve come through it well.”