The Pools boss was pleased with his side’s display at top-of-the-league Chesterfield this afternoon but insists his team have more to offer this season.
“I thought we were back to playing some really nice football throughout the team today.
“I thought on the whole we’ve given the league leaders a pretty good game and played some really nice football to the point where their manager has been very complimentary about our team and that’s very nice to hear.
“We’re all a bit frustrated and we keep asking honest questions of eachother of why we allow teams to get a toe in front because I think as we’ve said every time we get our noses in front, we go on to win the game. So we have to find a way of getting back to that as quickly as possible.
“We’ve shown loads of character but I believe there is much more in the dressing room than having to show character to come back and get a point.”
Cooper saw his team reduced to ten men when Andy Monkhouse picked up his second yellow card of the game to receive his marching orders.
But the Pools’ boss admitted he was pleased with how his players responded to the setback,
“Andy has been humble enough to apologise to the rest of the group and I think that’s the right thing but obviously for somebody who has had a big impact on our season we’re going to miss him.
“So I am disappointed but also delighted with the way the rest of them responded having to do 25 minutes after Andy got sent off and still come away with a point.”
See the full interview with Colin Cooper on Pools Player soon.