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Try To Fit George In More Often

1 June 2015

Neil Baker says staff are looking to get George Cooper in the team more regularly.

Neil Baker feels that we put an unfair burden of expectation on teenager George Cooper last season. Cooper burst onto the first team scene at aged just 17, scoring a spectacular free-kick against Coventry City in October and netting important goals against Crawley and Preston North End before Christmas.

The Warrington-based youngster ended his debut season with the first team with 3 goals from his 25 appearances. His form also him collect the Apprentice of the Year award at the Football League awards in London.

The club's assistant manager says it is important that the staff look to get Cooper more starts this coming season.

“We will have to look to get George in the team more often if we can, ‘says Neil. “He is one of our own and a talented player.

“He came into the team last season and I thought we became a bit over reliant on him in the first half of the season. He was very young and we were expecting him to be our match winner.

“He was taking the most set plays and we were relying on him to score the goals early on. I think that was an unfair burden on him and he needed to come out of the firing line at bit.

Neil added: “He is 12 months further on now and we have an idea about how he can play to get him in the side more often.”

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