Spireites: Cook prepared to be patient over new signings

Chesterfield's Paul Cook
Chesterfield's Paul Cook

Chesterfield FC manager Paul Cook is prepared to be patient over his search for new reinforcements.

The Spireites have made no secret of their desire to bolster the squad’s attacking options after the departure of Marc Richards.

The club are believed to be keeping a close eye on strikers Michael Higdon, Jon Parkin and former fan favourite Craig Davies.

Cook, who jets out with the rest of his squad to training camp in Portugal today, said his focus remains on bringing in the right man.

He said: “The right ones haven’t come to us yet, I’ll keep patient as I am. The season doesn’t even start for another seven weeks.

“Any manager can go and sign players, if we’d have made four or five signings by now everyone would be happy. If those four or five signings aren’t the correct ones, by Christmas they’d have me in trouble.

“I prefer to be patient, go through the processes that we are and recruit well. The likelihood is that we probably need two strikers. They’re not easy to get, that’s for sure.

“We go off to Portugal and have three new lads, we thought we’d have more to help integrate into the group. We’re disappointed those aren’t coming with us but the signings are the most important thing for the club at the moment.”