Cooper keen to cool play-off chat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Cooper Mark Cooper

SWINDON Town manager Mark Cooper is still leaning away from talk of the League One play-offs, despite watching his side move to within a point of the top six with their third consecutive victory on Saturday.

Goals from Miles Storey and Louis Thompson helped the Robins beat in-form Sheffield United 2-1 at the County Ground, with the result propelling Cooper’s men into seventh place in the league table.

Peterborough United, who have two games in hand over Town in sixth spot, still have control of their own destiny, and Cooper is happy to use the old cliché of taking each game at a time.

He said: “We’re finishing the season as we wanted. I wanted a strong finish to give us optimism for next year and we’re just looking at the next game. We’ve got a really tough game and a long trip to Carlisle next week.”

“We’ve just got to go and play and try to win the next few games. That’s all we can do. We’re in a situation where we’ve just got to try to win as many games as we can. That’s all we can do.

“I think when you look at the season and the personnel we have it’s difficult to get those spells because they’re young and still learning. When you look at Sheffield United they have vastly experienced players, they’ve been there and done it and they know how to win games.

“Ours are still learning. I’m pleased with the way it’s gone.”

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8:09am Mon 31 Mar 14

LeGod says...

Well Peterborough have a derby game on wednesday against Colchester who are fighting to stay up and then they have Wolves on saturday it would be great if they lost both these games and puts us right back in there to fight for the last place for the play offs.
We looked a much better team on saturday where we dominated the first half and they dominated the second half but i think the key to the last few positive results is the two centre backs and there seesm to be a bit more determination in the team.
A great result and great performance against a team in form and lets not forget they have beate nsome good teams to get to the semi final of the FA cup.
If we show the same committment and desire in our remaining games we could just smeak it. Peterborough have two games a week now so you never know what can happen.
Well Peterborough have a derby game on wednesday against Colchester who are fighting to stay up and then they have Wolves on saturday it would be great if they lost both these games and puts us right back in there to fight for the last place for the play offs. We looked a much better team on saturday where we dominated the first half and they dominated the second half but i think the key to the last few positive results is the two centre backs and there seesm to be a bit more determination in the team. A great result and great performance against a team in form and lets not forget they have beate nsome good teams to get to the semi final of the FA cup. If we show the same committment and desire in our remaining games we could just smeak it. Peterborough have two games a week now so you never know what can happen. LeGod
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1:21pm Mon 31 Mar 14

buckobassettboy says...

Oh the irony-many of us have been barking on this site for most of the season regarding selection-Hall,Ward and others who were continually wanting-then the loaning out of players when we were patently in need of them within the squad.Now-is it to late?-Cooper or Power has finally smelt the coffee,ditched the liabilities that are Ward and Hall,start playing to our strength and style that is needed for this Division.Hey presto-3 wins and a remote chance of getting that final spot in the play-offs.If Power and Cooper really want it then best they look long and hard at the up and coming fixtures-in depth-so we have more than just plan A.COYR'S
Oh the irony-many of us have been barking on this site for most of the season regarding selection-Hall,Ward and others who were continually wanting-then the loaning out of players when we were patently in need of them within the squad.Now-is it to late?-Cooper or Power has finally smelt the coffee,ditched the liabilities that are Ward and Hall,start playing to our strength and style that is needed for this Division.Hey presto-3 wins and a remote chance of getting that final spot in the play-offs.If Power and Cooper really want it then best they look long and hard at the up and coming fixtures-in depth-so we have more than just plan A.COYR'S buckobassettboy
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