Feb 22 2014 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
FORMER Tranmere midfielder Paul Cook is heading to Wembley – as manager of the Chesterfield team who will contest the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final against Peterborough next month.
The Spireites lost 1-0 to Fleetwood Town in the second leg of the northern area final – courtesy of a late Jon Parkin goal this week – but won the tie 3-2 on aggregate.
Cook said: “I’m very proud of the players. I’m very proud of everything we’ve done in such a short time at the club.
“I think there are a lot of other people at the club who should take plaudits rather than myself.
“It’s easy for me to sit here as the manager and think I’m good, but I’ve got good staff who work well for me and good players.”
Cook’s coaching staff includes former Tranmere goalkeeper Eric Nixon as goalkeeper coach and former defender Shane Nicholson as fitness coach.
Cook will lead his side, the League Two leaders, out at Wembley on Sunday, March 30 against Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough, who edged past Swindon Town after a penalty shoot-out.