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Cooper happy with ugly win but wants to see it on the road
MARK Cooper was delighted to see his Swindon Town side win ugly against Shrewsbury Town, now he wants his team to enjoy the same good fortune away from home.
Swindon won for the 10th time in 13 League One matches at the County Ground, despite playing well below their best for much of the clash with a resolute and well drilled Shrews outfit.
Two goals in the dying stages from Nile Ranger and new signing Michael Smith saw Town emerge with a fortunate 3-1 success.
Three terrific saves from Wes Foderingham kept Town on level terms while the crossbar came to their rescue when Asa Hall was allowed a free header by the Swindon defence.
The Robins now face a daunting trip to Walsall, who currently occupy the final play-off berth, and Cooper is desperate to see his players grind out a crucial victory on the road.
“It shows that at home we can do it, it doesn’t seem to be a problem, but away from home for me is a real big test and I’ve said to the players people have questioned us away from home,” he said.
“They’ve questioned our integrity, our honesty and our desire away from home, including me.”
“Can we actually go and beat a team away from home?
“That’s the next big challenge. We’ll go to Walsall and try to be resolute and dogged.
“I’m going to put people in the team who want to run about and do whatever they can do to get us a result away from home.
“I just want to concentrate on working with the players, trying to prepare and make we’re a difficult team to beat at the Bescot on Tuesday.”
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