Cooper still thinking long term with transfer deals

Town boss Mark Cooper

Town boss Mark Cooper

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Chief sports writer

MARK Cooper will not be bringing in players he does not consider beneficial to Swindon Town’s long term aims, despite their current injury situation.

With so many first team names out injured fringe players such as Jack Barthram, Will Randall and Connor Waldon could all be in line to start against Coventry. While they have all been involved from the bench this season such a move would present a risk for the Town boss of over-exposing his youthful squad.

Derby youngster Josh Lelan’s presence in Swindon yesterday suggests he could be returning to the club but with two weeks off after the weekend Cooper said he would not be rushed into signing players for the sake of one game.

“We are trying to add to the squad but we still have to make sure that’s not just anybody because after Saturday we have two weeks to get everybody back fit,” he said.

“We have to make sure if we are bringing people in they are for the long term and not just quick fix.”

Though Cooper has been on the record to say he has faith in his youngsters he will be careful not put them into the wrong environment.

Speaking on the subject Cooper said: “ What you don’t want is to put them all in the team together. Coventry have had Leon Clarke and Callum Wilson – who is young – but they’ve had experienced player in their team who helped the young boys through.

“If you’re going to put young boys in the team you need to play them with players that have been playing. So it gives them a chance, whereas if you put them all in together and they’re not quite ready it can destroy them.”

Former Sydney United striker Joel Chianese remains on trial with the club and Cooper will be assessing him in the break between games. The intense schedule so far this season has only provided limited opportunity to observe the Australian triallist.

“Joel’s going to stay with us for a little bit longer, we have a development game next week where we can have a look at him,” added the Town boss.

“The problem’s been we have been preparing for games on Saturday and Tuesday, we’ve not had enough real opportunity to look at him in a game situation. With not having a reserve team we have had to wait until we have had a free week so we can arrange a development game so we can have a good look at him.”

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6:35am Fri 29 Aug 14

whitety says...

dreamers no new players then.
dreamers no new players then. whitety
  • Score: -6

6:45am Fri 29 Aug 14

port de soller says...

Thinking/dreaming/ya
pping that is all MC seems to do.
Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again
Thinking/dreaming/ya pping that is all MC seems to do. Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again port de soller
  • Score: -10

6:46am Fri 29 Aug 14

port de soller says...

Thinking/dreaming/ya
pping that is all MC seems to do.
Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again
Thinking/dreaming/ya pping that is all MC seems to do. Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again port de soller
  • Score: -22

8:02am Fri 29 Aug 14

Stickshaker says...

port de soller wrote:
Thinking/dreaming/ya

pping that is all MC seems to do.
Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again
Thanks for your feedback Port - see you at the game tomorrow?
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: Thinking/dreaming/ya pping that is all MC seems to do. Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again[/p][/quote]Thanks for your feedback Port - see you at the game tomorrow? Stickshaker
  • Score: 12

8:05am Fri 29 Aug 14

North _Swindon_Red says...

Cooper still thinking long term with transfer deals... LOL NOT BEEN ABLE ATTRACT PLAYERS OVER THE SUMMER CAUSE OF THE CRAP WAGES. When is long term ? sometime never ? We have our targets says Cooper yeah ok lol if you say so.. Only reason crowd numbers tomorrow will larger will because Coventry will bring plenty down here, so will not reflect that the club are getting fans back... Don't hold your breath about new signings over coming days.
Cooper still thinking long term with transfer deals... LOL NOT BEEN ABLE ATTRACT PLAYERS OVER THE SUMMER CAUSE OF THE CRAP WAGES. When is long term ? sometime never ? We have our targets says Cooper yeah ok lol if you say so.. Only reason crowd numbers tomorrow will larger will because Coventry will bring plenty down here, so will not reflect that the club are getting fans back... Don't hold your breath about new signings over coming days. North _Swindon_Red
  • Score: -17

8:23am Fri 29 Aug 14

who am i says...

boring
boring who am i
  • Score: 5

8:35am Fri 29 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency.

And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...
It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency. And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story... Cleuso
  • Score: 30

8:38am Fri 29 Aug 14

Stickshaker says...

Cleuso wrote:
It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency.

And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...
Spot on Monsiuer
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency. And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...[/p][/quote]Spot on Monsiuer Stickshaker
  • Score: 9

11:59am Fri 29 Aug 14

why all the negativity says...

Rebuilding season with no cash = young players and a thread bare squad. I think coops is doing a good job with what he has. Unless some money becomes available then the fans have to accept the squad as it is with maybe a couple of additions. Either support or don't in my opinion, don't winge about something we don't or can't have.
Coyr and sustainability.
Rebuilding season with no cash = young players and a thread bare squad. I think coops is doing a good job with what he has. Unless some money becomes available then the fans have to accept the squad as it is with maybe a couple of additions. Either support or don't in my opinion, don't winge about something we don't or can't have. Coyr and sustainability. why all the negativity
  • Score: 13

12:02pm Fri 29 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

MARK Cooper will not be bringing in players he does not consider beneficial to Swindon Town’s long term aims, despite their current injury situation.
So he's bringing back lelan who he told can leave Tuesday?
It's comments like this that gets up fans noses.
The futures cooper
Onwards and upwards
MARK Cooper will not be bringing in players he does not consider beneficial to Swindon Town’s long term aims, despite their current injury situation. So he's bringing back lelan who he told can leave Tuesday? It's comments like this that gets up fans noses. The futures cooper Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Fri 29 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

Cleuso wrote:
It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency.

And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...
WHAT A LOAD OF BALLS.......
People are not going as plenty find it boring...Just because YOU or some on here love the way cooper and power are running the club a lot of other don't..

As i have said before there are plenty of fans out there that don't trust the owner and chose to not attend...
Then there is the biggest problem of them all CAN PEOPLE AFFORD IT NOW A DAYS as money is very very tight...
I use to take my daughter with me but can no longer afford to do that so does that make me or others bad fans ??

There will be over 8000 on saturday as coventry will bring good support with them
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency. And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...[/p][/quote]WHAT A LOAD OF BALLS....... People are not going as plenty find it boring...Just because YOU or some on here love the way cooper and power are running the club a lot of other don't.. As i have said before there are plenty of fans out there that don't trust the owner and chose to not attend... Then there is the biggest problem of them all CAN PEOPLE AFFORD IT NOW A DAYS as money is very very tight... I use to take my daughter with me but can no longer afford to do that so does that make me or others bad fans ?? There will be over 8000 on saturday as coventry will bring good support with them dazzastfc
  • Score: -11

8:21pm Fri 29 Aug 14

LeGod says...

All the moaners on here get on my nerves support the club otherwise we won't have one.
As for Coventry bringing a big following they've only sold 500 tickets so far unless a load are paying on the day.
All the moaners on here get on my nerves support the club otherwise we won't have one. As for Coventry bringing a big following they've only sold 500 tickets so far unless a load are paying on the day. LeGod
  • Score: 1

9:13pm Fri 29 Aug 14

alchafreds says...

Cleuso wrote:
It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency.

And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...
get over yourself
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency. And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...[/p][/quote]get over yourself alchafreds
  • Score: 0

10:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

smirg kcab wrote:
MARK Cooper will not be bringing in players he does not consider beneficial to Swindon Town’s long term aims, despite their current injury situation.
So he's bringing back lelan who he told can leave Tuesday?
It's comments like this that gets up fans noses.
The futures cooper
Onwards and upwards
No he didn't...not according to the radio inteview, if that was your evidence for the assumption....it was infact quite non commital, but yiou read into it what you want ..he's back and there's the proof of the pudding
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: MARK Cooper will not be bringing in players he does not consider beneficial to Swindon Town’s long term aims, despite their current injury situation. So he's bringing back lelan who he told can leave Tuesday? It's comments like this that gets up fans noses. The futures cooper Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]No he didn't...not according to the radio inteview, if that was your evidence for the assumption....it was infact quite non commital, but yiou read into it what you want ..he's back and there's the proof of the pudding Cleuso
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

port de soller wrote:
Thinking/dreaming/ya

pping that is all MC seems to do.
Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again
You really do need to get back in the country to understand how things are rather than throw in comments from afar.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: Thinking/dreaming/ya pping that is all MC seems to do. Think back to Pompey couple of seasons ago,skint nearly folded yet they went out and almost resigned players weekly.Time for MC and LP to wake up as the gates will continue to drop if they don¨t appear to try and do something even short term until our threadbare squad is fit again[/p][/quote]You really do need to get back in the country to understand how things are rather than throw in comments from afar. Cleuso
  • Score: -1

10:13pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency.

And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...
WHAT A LOAD OF BALLS.......
People are not going as plenty find it boring...Just because YOU or some on here love the way cooper and power are running the club a lot of other don't..

As i have said before there are plenty of fans out there that don't trust the owner and chose to not attend...
Then there is the biggest problem of them all CAN PEOPLE AFFORD IT NOW A DAYS as money is very very tight...
I use to take my daughter with me but can no longer afford to do that so does that make me or others bad fans ??

There will be over 8000 on saturday as coventry will bring good support with them
Dazza what else could I expect than a diatribe of negativity from you.

Your opinion on style is based on what ? Macari's lump it and chase it brigade ...you are entitled to your opinion but really ask yourself does that type of comment help or hinder the club's progress?

You complain about prices, then complain we are not signing players, well let's put them down 50% unless the crowd doubles then we will be in the present situation.... that by the way in the history of Town attendances will not happen... and the income will be the same except for maybe a burger or two.

Things will never change unless you and others who ply this constant , concern, negativity and suspicion change YOUR ways, unless you do we will always be constrained by those limitations... trust me, negativity at best delivers only apathy.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency. And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...[/p][/quote]WHAT A LOAD OF BALLS....... People are not going as plenty find it boring...Just because YOU or some on here love the way cooper and power are running the club a lot of other don't.. As i have said before there are plenty of fans out there that don't trust the owner and chose to not attend... Then there is the biggest problem of them all CAN PEOPLE AFFORD IT NOW A DAYS as money is very very tight... I use to take my daughter with me but can no longer afford to do that so does that make me or others bad fans ?? There will be over 8000 on saturday as coventry will bring good support with them[/p][/quote]Dazza what else could I expect than a diatribe of negativity from you. Your opinion on style is based on what ? Macari's lump it and chase it brigade ...you are entitled to your opinion but really ask yourself does that type of comment help or hinder the club's progress? You complain about prices, then complain we are not signing players, well let's put them down 50% unless the crowd doubles then we will be in the present situation.... that by the way in the history of Town attendances will not happen... and the income will be the same except for maybe a burger or two. Things will never change unless you and others who ply this constant , concern, negativity and suspicion change YOUR ways, unless you do we will always be constrained by those limitations... trust me, negativity at best delivers only apathy. Cleuso
  • Score: 2

10:15pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cleuso says...

alchafreds wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency.

And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...
get over yourself
Yeah right home truths and all that....
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: It's just one game.... no more afterwards for a couple of weeks, chance for others to recover. Rather get the team for later with players useful to the club rather than those signed in haste in an emergency. And for all of you detractors who haven't bothered to go this season and bemoan this situation... just think if only you had bothered to go ... oh wait ...after all it's so easy to have a pop from the sidelines but getting off your backsides and away from your keyboard to help... well, that's a different story...[/p][/quote]get over yourself[/p][/quote]Yeah right home truths and all that.... Cleuso
  • Score: 2

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