Eoin Doyle: Chesterfield boss Paul Cook praises 'frightening' striker

Eoin Doyle
Doyle joined Chesterfield from Hibernian in May 2013

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook described striker Eoin Doyle as "absolutely frightening" after his hat-trick in the 3-3 draw with Preston.

Doyle, 26, has scored six goals in two games, having also scored three in the 4-1 win over Scunthorpe on Saturday.

The ex-Hibernian man now has 11 goals for the campaign, only two less than he netted in the whole of the last season.

Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield: "His performance was absolutely frightening. His goal ratio is getting ridiculous."

Superstitious Cook
"When we got the penalty to equalise I thought 'why did we have to come this far and then get a penalty?'. There was not a chance I was going to watch it."

Doyle's treble saw the Spireites recover from 3-0 down after 28 minutes to pick up a point that moved them up to third in the table, and Cook was delighted with the attitude shown by his players to turn the game around.

"To come to Preston and get a point from 3-0 down is an absolutely fantastic result for us all," he said. "Tonight was about character. You can go three goals down and go under at a place like this and end up losing by four or five.

"From that third goal onwards, we were very good against a very good side."

The Spireites travel to Doncaster on Saturday looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches.