Spireites boss praises Roy Carroll display

Chesterfield FC v AFC Wimbledon Lester Goal Paul Cook
Chesterfield FC v AFC Wimbledon Lester Goal Paul Cook

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook was left scratching his head after watching his side carve out a hatful of chances against Notts County.

The Spireites were good value for their point against a Notts County side with the best defensive record throughout League One this season.

And when Cook’s side broke through the stubborn back line they found veteran keeper Roy Carroll in inspired form for the visiting side.

Cook said:: “I thought the keeper today was sensational, that’s why he’s an international goalkeeper and had the career he has had.

“They started the game well. We’re having to make changes and when we do we’re not getting that continuity but we showed great work ethic.

“The players go about the game in such a positive manner. In the second half we’ve created chance after chance and sometimes that’s the way football is.

“Notts County have had a strong defensive record for a reason. I think everyone in the ground today would agree that we’ve created enough.

“We haven’t scored but we look forward to Sheffield United and what will be a fantastic game for our supporters and one we look forward to.”

Blair Adams put Notts ahead in the 15th minute before defender Georg Margreitter got his first goal for Chesterfield since joining on loan.

The Spireites piled on the pressure - banging down the door - but were unable to make another breakthrough their second-half performance deserved.

“Notts County were always a threat on the break,” added Cook. “They always looked a threat. When you move up divisions teams have players who can hurt you.

“We’re finding that out. It’s been a great couple of months for us but we’re not here just to enjoy it. We’re here to win football matches.”

Spireites v Notts match report

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