Cooper says young blood will feature

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Cooper Mark Cooper

MARK Cooper will blood plenty of youth in the final weeks of the season as he prepares Swindon Town for 2014/15.

Cooper handed first-year scholar Will Randall a place on the substitutes’ bench for the midweek defeat to Wolves at the County Ground and has previously given a number of other youth team players - Matty Jones, Liam Walsh and Ryan Wood - the experience of being part of the first-team squad on a matchday this term.

The Robins boss intends to continue giving the youngsters a chance as the current campaign reaches a climax, with one eye on squad development.

“I think we have to because we need to find out about the younger players as I don’t think the age of our squad is going to get any older,” he said. “If anything it will get considerably younger and if the supporters are patient it could be exciting times ahead for the football club.

“I think there will be more young players featuring, Will will be featuring again on Saturday.”

Meanwhile, Cooper said he will consider bringing back the youngest element of the Town squad currently out on loan as and when Swindon are in his words “safe”.

Miles Storey, Connor Waldon, Aaron Oakley and Alex Ferguson are all enjoying gametime elsewhere at present, and Cooper said: “We’re talking about getting ourselves safe and once we are safe then we might (bring them back).

“We still have a duty of competition and want to put out the strongest teams we can but we might bring one or two of them in.

“Connor is doing well, although it’s a big jump for him to come from that right into our first team, but he’s one we will.”

Second-year scholar Jones is out on loan at Swindon Supermarine and Cooper stressed that decisions would be made on his future, as well as those of Salvyn Kisitu, Walsh and Curtis Da Costa, soon.

“Matt’s got a great left foot and he’s one ending his second year of his scholarship and he’s one we need to decide whether or not to keep them as professionals,” he said.

“We have people watching him and as soon as there’s a time when we’re not playing and we are I will go up there.”

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7:24am Sat 15 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Hang'. On in a week we have gone from talking about playoffs to now talking about getting enough points to be safe, shows that one win In 10 is relegation form, cooper = clueless
Hang'. On in a week we have gone from talking about playoffs to now talking about getting enough points to be safe, shows that one win In 10 is relegation form, cooper = clueless Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -5

7:31am Sat 15 Mar 14

LeckhamptonROBIN says...

Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.
Certainties for relegation next season; sadly. LeckhamptonROBIN
  • Score: -10

7:39am Sat 15 Mar 14

Chish and Fips says...

LeckhamptonROBIN wrote:
Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.
Didn't they say that for this season though ...you never can tell.
[quote][p][bold]LeckhamptonROBIN[/bold] wrote: Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.[/p][/quote]Didn't they say that for this season though ...you never can tell. Chish and Fips
  • Score: 4

7:39am Sat 15 Mar 14

mandrossian says...

LeckhamptonROBIN wrote:
Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.
Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season?
[quote][p][bold]LeckhamptonROBIN[/bold] wrote: Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.[/p][/quote]Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season? mandrossian
  • Score: 6

9:24am Sat 15 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

mandrossian wrote:
LeckhamptonROBIN wrote:
Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.
Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season?
Who will that be then ?...
I dont think anyone knows as we have 18 players out of contract and all the loan players will be going back...
Yes we have players on contracts but if Cooper and Power are thinking of building a team around them then we are in big trouble and it will all so put a massive hole on season ticket sales
[quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeckhamptonROBIN[/bold] wrote: Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.[/p][/quote]Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season?[/p][/quote]Who will that be then ?... I dont think anyone knows as we have 18 players out of contract and all the loan players will be going back... Yes we have players on contracts but if Cooper and Power are thinking of building a team around them then we are in big trouble and it will all so put a massive hole on season ticket sales dazzastfc
  • Score: 3

9:32am Sat 15 Mar 14

The Nomis says...

mandrossian wrote:
LeckhamptonROBIN wrote: Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.
Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season?
You honestly think we will finish top half this season???? Yeah ok, what with games with Preston, Rotherham, Sheff Utd, Brentford and Bristol City to come and our current form. Only 11 points from safety. Think we'll finish around 16th this season. Then with more wage cuts yet again and the average age of playing staff even lower for next season which gives you the idea the only players coming in are gonna be young kids and no experienced players then I'm afraid next season could well be a relegation battle and this is a club going forward is it??...Moving backwards more like!!. I don't buy into all that rubbish of Power saying we are aiming for championship football either this season or next season, yeah right. Trouble is a lot of town fans are so deluded and believe all of this rubbish. Don't get me wrong I believe in having hungry young good youth players in the squad but you need experience around the pitch too. Hopefully they'll learn from this season but doesn't sound like it. Gonna be 1 win in 12 come 5.45pm tonight...Can't see where the next win is gonna come from?
[quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeckhamptonROBIN[/bold] wrote: Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.[/p][/quote]Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season?[/p][/quote]You honestly think we will finish top half this season???? Yeah ok, what with games with Preston, Rotherham, Sheff Utd, Brentford and Bristol City to come and our current form. Only 11 points from safety. Think we'll finish around 16th this season. Then with more wage cuts yet again and the average age of playing staff even lower for next season which gives you the idea the only players coming in are gonna be young kids and no experienced players then I'm afraid next season could well be a relegation battle and this is a club going forward is it??...Moving backwards more like!!. I don't buy into all that rubbish of Power saying we are aiming for championship football either this season or next season, yeah right. Trouble is a lot of town fans are so deluded and believe all of this rubbish. Don't get me wrong I believe in having hungry young good youth players in the squad but you need experience around the pitch too. Hopefully they'll learn from this season but doesn't sound like it. Gonna be 1 win in 12 come 5.45pm tonight...Can't see where the next win is gonna come from? The Nomis
  • Score: 2

10:00am Sat 15 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

The Nomis wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
LeckhamptonROBIN wrote: Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.
Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season?
You honestly think we will finish top half this season???? Yeah ok, what with games with Preston, Rotherham, Sheff Utd, Brentford and Bristol City to come and our current form. Only 11 points from safety. Think we'll finish around 16th this season. Then with more wage cuts yet again and the average age of playing staff even lower for next season which gives you the idea the only players coming in are gonna be young kids and no experienced players then I'm afraid next season could well be a relegation battle and this is a club going forward is it??...Moving backwards more like!!. I don't buy into all that rubbish of Power saying we are aiming for championship football either this season or next season, yeah right. Trouble is a lot of town fans are so deluded and believe all of this rubbish. Don't get me wrong I believe in having hungry young good youth players in the squad but you need experience around the pitch too. Hopefully they'll learn from this season but doesn't sound like it. Gonna be 1 win in 12 come 5.45pm tonight...Can't see where the next win is gonna come from?
Agree here buddy , we have played more games than many teams below us and we are in extremely poor form and are very catchable, 'I'll be happier when we have another 7 points. But it's bottom half as far as I can see

I can't make my mind up if Tommy Chuckles is arrogant or stupid so I will suggest that he's both because he thinks we are the stupid ones

Lets hope. Flint puts a couple more in his own net because I can't see us scoring .

COYR'S
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeckhamptonROBIN[/bold] wrote: Certainties for relegation next season; sadly.[/p][/quote]Based on what? More or less the same team that will finish top half this season?[/p][/quote]You honestly think we will finish top half this season???? Yeah ok, what with games with Preston, Rotherham, Sheff Utd, Brentford and Bristol City to come and our current form. Only 11 points from safety. Think we'll finish around 16th this season. Then with more wage cuts yet again and the average age of playing staff even lower for next season which gives you the idea the only players coming in are gonna be young kids and no experienced players then I'm afraid next season could well be a relegation battle and this is a club going forward is it??...Moving backwards more like!!. I don't buy into all that rubbish of Power saying we are aiming for championship football either this season or next season, yeah right. Trouble is a lot of town fans are so deluded and believe all of this rubbish. Don't get me wrong I believe in having hungry young good youth players in the squad but you need experience around the pitch too. Hopefully they'll learn from this season but doesn't sound like it. Gonna be 1 win in 12 come 5.45pm tonight...Can't see where the next win is gonna come from?[/p][/quote]Agree here buddy , we have played more games than many teams below us and we are in extremely poor form and are very catchable, 'I'll be happier when we have another 7 points. But it's bottom half as far as I can see I can't make my mind up if Tommy Chuckles is arrogant or stupid so I will suggest that he's both because he thinks we are the stupid ones Lets hope. Flint puts a couple more in his own net because I can't see us scoring . COYR'S Stilloyal
  • Score: -3

10:23am Sat 15 Mar 14

bradley red 1 says...

keep talking like this and relegation will be a odds on cooper,please leave the club asap.
keep talking like this and relegation will be a odds on cooper,please leave the club asap. bradley red 1
  • Score: -7

10:35am Sat 15 Mar 14

tifosi says...

Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these.
Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these. tifosi
  • Score: 5

10:47am Sat 15 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king !
In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king ! Stilloyal
  • Score: -5

11:29am Sat 15 Mar 14

stfcmad says...

Show a bit of faith! bringing youngsters in is the best long term tactic, carry on like this and in a few years we should have good saleable assets as well as a solid well jelled squad.
Show a bit of faith! bringing youngsters in is the best long term tactic, carry on like this and in a few years we should have good saleable assets as well as a solid well jelled squad. stfcmad
  • Score: 5

11:32am Sat 15 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

...not another season with Cooper. what is going on inside Powers head?!?! kiss goodbye to the championship for yet another season then. league 1 is where we shall stay
...not another season with Cooper. what is going on inside Powers head?!?! kiss goodbye to the championship for yet another season then. league 1 is where we shall stay Graham8181
  • Score: 4

11:36am Sat 15 Mar 14

The Nomis says...

tifosi wrote:
Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these.
Trouble with people like you is that you don't like to hear the truth but I bet if we get relegated next season back to league 2 you'll be one of the first ****, crying and moaning. People pay sky high prices to watch this crap football and are right to vent their anger and concerns.
[quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these.[/p][/quote]Trouble with people like you is that you don't like to hear the truth but I bet if we get relegated next season back to league 2 you'll be one of the first ****, crying and moaning. People pay sky high prices to watch this crap football and are right to vent their anger and concerns. The Nomis
  • Score: 1

12:06pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Graham8181 says...

The Nomis wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these.
Trouble with people like you is that you don't like to hear the truth but I bet if we get relegated next season back to league 2 you'll be one of the first ****, crying and moaning. People pay sky high prices to watch this crap football and are right to vent their anger and concerns.
well said that man, tickets are not cheap to watch swindon
[quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these.[/p][/quote]Trouble with people like you is that you don't like to hear the truth but I bet if we get relegated next season back to league 2 you'll be one of the first ****, crying and moaning. People pay sky high prices to watch this crap football and are right to vent their anger and concerns.[/p][/quote]well said that man, tickets are not cheap to watch swindon Graham8181
  • Score: -1

2:03pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Penhill54 says...

Graham8181 wrote:
The Nomis wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these.
Trouble with people like you is that you don't like to hear the truth but I bet if we get relegated next season back to league 2 you'll be one of the first ****, crying and moaning. People pay sky high prices to watch this crap football and are right to vent their anger and concerns.
well said that man, tickets are not cheap to watch swindon
They are not that expensive either. I have renewed my season ticket already at a cost of £337.50. If I can get to every game next season, that will cost me less than £15 per game and I travel from Southampton
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Nomis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: Who needs Oxford trolls when we've got comments like these.[/p][/quote]Trouble with people like you is that you don't like to hear the truth but I bet if we get relegated next season back to league 2 you'll be one of the first ****, crying and moaning. People pay sky high prices to watch this crap football and are right to vent their anger and concerns.[/p][/quote]well said that man, tickets are not cheap to watch swindon[/p][/quote]They are not that expensive either. I have renewed my season ticket already at a cost of £337.50. If I can get to every game next season, that will cost me less than £15 per game and I travel from Southampton Penhill54
  • Score: 3

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