Chesterfield: Cook pleased with new boys after first viewing at Buxton

Paul Cook talks to his players at Buxton
Paul Cook talks to his players at Buxton

Spireites manager Paul Cook was pleased with his three new faces during the 1-1 draw at Buxton on Saturday.

Chesterfield born ex-Owl teenager Charlie Dawes played the first half despite having a virus whilst defenders Charlie Raglan (FC United of Manchester) and Daniel Jones (Port Vale) appeared for the second half.

Cook said: “The lads will get stronger and better.

“It was obvious to look at Jones and see the quality he’s got and what he’ll bring to the team.

“The two young boys equipped themselves really well, they’ve trained really hard.

“But we’re not preparing properly for the games at Buxton or Matlock, we’re preparing properly for Leyton Orient.”

Supporters are still anxious to see reinforcements drafted into the squad and Cook added: “There’s nothing at the minute, but we’re working hard at it and I’m sure everyone will appreciate that.

“It’s not as easy as people might think, we appreciate that.

“The quality we’re look for is a lot harder to find than it was last year, a little perseverance will do everyone a power of good.”

Spireites visit Matlock Town tomorrow (7.30pm), part of a carefully planned pre-season on which Cook commented: “We’re into a six week period of two days hard training then one day off and the lads have jumped into it so what we’ll see is our fitness improving, our performances will be improving , we just want to improve as a team and get the best out of every player that’s on our books.”