Cook’s pre-match Bromley thoughts

Paul Cook was full of praise for Andy Woodman and his Bromley side ahead of this weekend’s National League fixture.

Speaking to the media, he said: “They are a very well-coached and well-disciplined team with good players in the correct slots.

“They defend the box well and they get men in the box at the other end to score goals.

“Andy has done a fantastic job there, winning at Wembley was a great achievement for the club.

“They’ll have their sights very firmly fixed on the top echelons of the league. It’s no different than any test in this league and they must be respected.”

The Spireites are currently coming off the back of three league defeats but they got back to winning ways with a 3-0 FA Cup victory over Anstey Nomads last weekend.

Cook is under no illusion that this weekend will bring a tough game, saying: “It’s how football is; you’ve got to keep going. Every week can be a different week. If you think you’re doing well, you can quickly find you’re not.

“And if you think you’re not doing too well, three games in a week can turn everything around.

“The league has got some very strong teams in it and Bromley are one of them. It’ll be a tough test on Saturday.”

Armando Dobra returned to the starting line-up in the FA Cup, however Cook has revealed that there are more injury concerns in the squad.

He said: “Unfortunately, we’ll have one or two out of the starting 11, which is quite normal for us at the minute.

“We’ve lost them in training on Tuesday and that will only come out of the team on Saturday.”