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Cook makes Clucas enquiry

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook has admitted to enquiring about Mansfield forward Sam Clucas.

Reports on Thursday suggested that the Stags had turned down a bid from their bitter rivals for the 23-year-old, who moved to the One Call Stadium last summer from Hereford and was the top goalscorer for Paul Cox's side as they secured a top-half finish in League Two on their return to the Football League.

Asked about Clucas at his press conference on Friday morning, Cook said: "We've made an enquiry about Sam Clucas - who is a very exciting young player - and those conversations are continuing. But we've also enquired about many other players.

"There are a lot of phone calls between managers on a weekly basis. To say we've had a bid turned down is not true."