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Youngsters Not Quite Ready To Start

29 September 2014

Boss resists the temptation to blood youngsters such as Cooper, Saunders and Jones

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that it isn’t the time to blood young George Cooper into his starting XI. The promising wide man has certainly caught the eye with his substitute appearances for the club, but Davis considers it too early to think about starting the Warrington-based teenager.

Cooper has made three substitute appearances for the first-team this season and has continued to impress for the club’s Development squad but Davis will continue to use him sparingly at first-team level for the time being.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “George has come off the bench for the first-team and has caught the eye but I wouldn’t consider him for a start at the moment.

“I still think he would struggle physically if he started a game. It is the same with Callum Saunders and James Jones, who has also been close to his debut in recent weeks. I don’t think they are quite right to be starting games.

“We are bringing George on gradually, like we have done with Nick (Powell) and Max (Clayton) in the past. He is coming in on the wing and off the front and shown his ability. He has quick feet and we know he is going to be a good player for us.

He added: “I just don’t think the younger ones are quite ready there physically to b starting games at this level but that is not to say that one or two won’t be as the season progresses.”

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