Cooper urges players to make positive start to new campaignNeale Cooper is determined to see Pools kick-off the new campaign with a good result at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday but he knows it will not be straight-forward.
The Railwaymen will still be on a high having won promotion to League One via a Play-Off Final victory last term, and will be backed by a vociferous home crowd.
But after enjoying a solid pre season campaign, Cooper is adamant his side are fully prepared and has urged them to get on the front foot at The Alexandra Stadium.
"We had Crewe watched the other night," he told Pools Player.
"They did really well at the end of last season to get themselves up and the reports say they are well-organised side who have players who can be a handful.
"The boys know we're in for a tough game, especially given that it's a way from home but we're raring to go and can't wait to get the game on.
"To get a run in the cup is really important for any club so we want to go there and try to cause them more problems than they cause us.
"We're hoping this can be a really big season for us and we can continue to get the backing of the supporters which has always been there."
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