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Cook: I’ll play in any position

Posted: Sun 11 Nov 2012
Author: Mick Cunningham

Utility man Steve Cook

Image by: Mick Cunningham

Defender Steve Cook is delighted to have been involved in the victory at Doncaster Rovers.

Cook claims that he is happy to have played his part in recent weeks - despite having been used in a number of positions.

At Notts County Cook played in a left back role, before coming in to his familiar centre half position for the FA Cup game against Dagenham. Then this weekend at Doncaster he slotted in at right back for the injured Simon Francis.

The versatile defender is delighted to have been given the nod to fill the various positions and states that he has no complaints about wherever he is asked to perform. 

“I’m more than happy to play in any position the manager asks me to,” he told “I have played right back a few times before, so it didn’t feel too different. 

"I enjoyed and that’s because I have got the winning feeling and you can’t beat that."

Despite dominating the early encounters and fully deserving their half time lead against Doncaster, the second half was a tighter affair. The home side came out far stronger as they looked for an equaliser, but the Cherries stood strong and Cook was keen to praise the defensive efforts of the whole team.

“We never let Doncaster have any real chances where you felt they could have scored - we were solid throughout.

"Shaun MacDonald was very disciplined in front of us, so I would say we performed well with a back six. 

"We are now looking like a side who are very hard to break down and that is important.”