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Cooper: We Needed One More Bit of Quality

10 October 2015

MARK Cooper spoke to the media after Town's 2-1 home defeat to Peterborough United.

On the result...
I thought we did well with the team we cobbled together. I didn’t think we deserved to lose but you can't legislate for the second goal - that gives them something to hang on to. Ben Gladwin came in and added a lot to us. He could have scored three or four goals. For the first 20 minutes we got him in-and-around the box and with a bit more quality on the shots we could have easily scored. We got done by a sucker punch then in the second half we had a right go and deserved something out of the game. We just needed one more bit of quality. We had loads of opportunities to pull the trigger and it didn’t quite happen.

On injuries...
Jon Obika was in the team and got a bad injury yesterday morning so we had to change the team. He failed a fitness test before kick off. He got a bad kick in training and he’ll be out for a few weeks. We’ve got a lot of players unavailable and until we get them back its going to be hard.

On debutant, Adam El-Abd...
I thought he was good competed well and he is what he is hes a good defender. HI’m sure he’ll do well in his loan spell at the club.

On Louis THompson playing at right-back...
He was probably the only player that could play right back today. I spoke to him last night and he said "I'll play. I want to give it a go." He did great then when he went into midfield he was very good.

On the support...
I thought they were brilliant. The boys got a round of applause at the end. If you lose and put in the effort they understand that and appreciated the effort today.

Looking ahead...
Its difficult but you come back to the fact you have so many of your better players unavailable we somehow have got to scramble a result from somewhere. We need people back fit. It’s simple.


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