“We need to put in a performance that makes our supporters proud”

Paul Cook stated that the Spireites need to make the supporters proud with a big performance when Woking visit the Technique Stadium on Sunday.

Speaking to the media, he said: “They’re a very organised team, they’ve got some good players and good threats. All the teams in the league now are very well managed.

“The players in the league are a lot fitter, a lot hungrier. Woking, like everybody else, will come here to a lovely stadium with a packed crowd and will want to do well.

“We’ve got to make sure that we control everything that we do. We need to put in a performance that makes our supporters proud.

“For me, the most important thing is winning on Sunday. All I will do, that our supporters know, is I will be making sure I cover every blade of grass in pursuit of getting that right.”

Chesterfield have struggled for form over the last month and Cook is adamant that the squad just need to add a couple of attributes into their overall game.

“The first thing we have to do in games is fight and run – some qualities that don’t cost a lot. Unfortunately, at the minute, we are lacking in some games,” Cook said.

“Going forward for me and the players, we need to put in performances that the supporters can relate to.”

A draw will guarantee National League play-off football for the Spireites for a second consecutive season.

With the belief that a win against Woking could be a turning point, Cook outlined what it would mean to secure promotion.

He said: “I think it means everything. From my time here last time, to where we are today seems poles apart. The club has gone through really indifferent years.

“The last three months under my tenure has been painful. Previously to that, the club was in a great position.

“The reality for us is that we still have a great opportunity to make them happy. But to do that, we must first of all go into Sunday’s game and play well for long periods. That way, the supporters can join the players in making the atmosphere better.”