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A Well Deserved Win - Cooper

23 November 2013

Colin Cooper felt his side were good value for the three points they collected with a solid 2-0 victory over Northampton Town at Victoria Park on Saturday.

The Pools boss admitted there had been some tense moments early on, not least when the visitors struck the post, but felt that the team grew in confidence as the afternoon wore on.

“They put pressure on our goal early in the game which is something I wanted us to avoid, and Lady Luck was on our side when the ball came back off the post in Scott’s hands,” Cooper told Pools Player.

“After that I thought we found our way in to the game, played when we had the chance and went on to get a deserved three points.

“James Poole got in to some tremendous positions and was a real impact player for us. He deserves a big pat on the back for what he did on the ball today. 

“Everyone else did a really good job as well though; the second goal didn’t flatter us and if we’d gone and got a third and a fourth I don’t think that would have flattered us either.

“We’ve got quite a few bumps and bruises today so we’ll assess things tomorrow and Monday and decide how to go on at Bury on Tuesday.”

Cooper also had special praise for Luke James who opened the scoring with his tenth goal of the campaign – now the Pools boss has challenged his teenage front man to kick-on again.

“He’s getting the rewards for what he’s learning.

“Double figures and we’re still in November – so if I was Luke James now I’d be thinking that I can get twenty goals this season and, as humble as he is, I’m sure that’s what’s in his mind.”

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