Paul Cook backing Chesterfield FC to make the play-offs

Chesterfield vs Crewe - Paul Cook giving out instructions - Pic By James Williamson
Chesterfield vs Crewe - Paul Cook giving out instructions - Pic By James Williamson

Boss Paul Cook is backing his players to bring play-off football to Chesterfield FC.

On-song Spireites have won their last four League One matches and currently hold a four point cushion on chasing Rochdale and Fleetwood Town.

And Cook knows his side could take a big step towards guaranteeing a play-off spot if they can defeat Barnsley tomorrow.

“We’re all very pleased with what’s going on at the minute,” said Cook.

“The lads have put themselves in a fine position, but, with five games to go, there is a degree of difficulty.

“We will do our best to keep winning, if we keep winning then no-one can catch us.

“I am sure there will be plenty of twists and turns for everybody.

“Sometimes you are always looking for the perfect performance, right now the lads are in a good place for how we all feel football should be played.

“Our supporters have been strong home and away and we have to all keep believing we can get there.

“It is very much a squad game and the players have to all be behind each other. We have got great belief in the players and it’s down to them to deliver, and I’m sure they can.”

Faltering Barnsley have failed to win any of their last five outings, but Cook is taking nothing for granted.

“Barnsley are a very strong team, they have got good players,” added Cook.

“It is all about us tomorrow, if we can go there and get a positive result it will set us up for the Colchester game in rich form.

“They need to win and will come on to us strong. Fingers crossed it will be an entertaining game. If we get anything out of it we will be pleased.

“Our supporters will travel tomorrow in great numbers and great belief. The players deserve great credit for keeping the season and I am sure that together we can get where we want to be.”

Chesterfield travel to South Yorkshire with no fresh injury worries.