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Boss Pleased With Cooper Debut

6 October 2014

Teenager not fazed by his full debut for the club

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis felt that 17-year-old George Cooper deserved his first senior start for the club at Bradford City and that the talented winger showed a great temperament at Valley Parade.

Cooper, who had previously made three substitute appearances for the club this season, was handed his first start ahead of Billy Waters in our 2-0 defeat to the Bantams.

The Warrington-based Cooper has unlucky not to give the lead after he had combined with substitute Febian Brandy. Following an incisive one-two between the pair, Cooper drew a good save from the Bradford goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with the score at 0-0.

Steve Davis said of his young forward: “It was a good full debut from George and he has a great temperament. He darted in and out of the game but showed his quality at times.

“He certainly wasn’t fazed the occasion and he cause them one or two problems. He is a young player will great potential.

He added: “We just felt that George deserved his chance. He played well for the Under-21s against Ipswich and it was just time for us to have a look at him. Billy (Waters) needed a rest. He has played in every game so this was a good chance to bring George in and he played commendably.”

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