Colin Cooper insisted he couldn’t be too disappointed with a draw after seeing his players produce a lively performance against high-flying Scunthorpe United at Victoria Park.
The Pools boss felt that his side looked the more likely to go on and win the game as it developed but admitted that he was satisfied with the display and encouraged for the coming weeks.
“I think their manager will be pleased with the point and I can’t be too disappointed really,” Cooper told Pools Player.
“We had the breeze behind us in the first half and Scunthorpe couldn’t get out, but what pleased me was that in the second half with the wind in our faces we still defended our goal the way we wanted to and remained a threat on the counter-attack.
"Sam Slocombe is the keeper who has had to make the saves, I don’t think Scott Flinders has had one to save all afternoon but Scunthorpe were resolute and defended their box well.
"We wanted the players to marry together the stubbornness we showed in the win over York with the good football we played at Wimbledon, and I thought we were close to doing that.
“There are little bits to look at such as how we counter-attacked in the first half and making sure we picked the right pass but on the whole these are young players so they’ll learn and get better.
“We’ve played pretty well today even though we haven’t quite managed to get over the line so we have to move on now.”
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