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Mark Cooper pleased with clean sheet at Chesterfield

29 October 2014

Swindon Town soared to third place in Sky Bet League 1 with a 3-0 win at Chesterfield but manager Mark Cooper was more pleased to see his side keep a clean sheet.

The Robins arrived in Derbyshire without a shut-out in their last five matches and having conceded five goals in their last two games.

But quickfire goals from Yaser Kasim and Nathan Byrne did the damage in the first half before substitute Andy Williams completed the scoring after 70 minutes.

"It's nice to move up in the table but the clean sheet is the most pleasing thing," said Cooper.

"I thought we played quite well. It was a tight game to start with but we always looked a threat. Our goalkeeper made a couple of good saves for us but I felt once we went in front we were going to be difficult to catch because we always had that threat with pace on the break and we looked like we could score a lot of the time.

"I'm pleased it was 3-0. I'm more pleased with the nil than the three to be honest. After the last two games there were a few doubts from outside the camp - definitely not in it - but we worked on having our wing-backs more balanced to give the back three more security and I thought we looked quite solid.

"I thought they were all tremendous, they are all tired out on their feet. They gave it their all and we're pleased we are back up and running but the most pleasing thing is, as I said, the clean sheet."

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