Brandy says he wasn't surprised by Cooper's quality from deadball situation
On-loan forward Febian Brandy says that the grounded George Cooper can become as ‘good as he wants to be’ as long as he keeps on working hard to improve. Brandy and Cooper were both on target as Crewe recorded their second win of the season against Coventry at the weekend and the former Manchester United trainee enjoying teaming up with the club’s latest promising Academy graduate.
Brandy revealed that he, captain Matt Tootle and the teenage Cooper had been out practicing free-kicks after training on Friday and the on-loan Rotherham man was not surprised when Cooper’s accurate shot from the edge of the Coventry penalty area found the top corner.
Febian told Crewe Alex Player: “George works hard in training and you can see that he wants to learn and become a better player. He is turning into a man from a boy very quickly and he has already shown that he can make that step up from the Under-21s.
“He is a good lad and can go far in the game. He just has to keep working hard and for someone starting only his second game in professional game, his performance was fantastic. He has to keep that going.
“On the Friday before the game, me, Toots and George did some extra work practicing a few free-kicks, so his free-kick shows that practice can make perfect. I wasn’t surprised he wanted to take it and it was perfect. He whipped it into the top corner and the goalkeeper didn’t have a chance.
Feb said: “I think Toots said to him before he took it to just think he was back out on the training ground and I think that helped him. He has a great temperament for a young player.”
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