Cooper pleased with ‘great point’

After achieving an important result in the fight against relegation, cooper brand he called the 1-1 draw at Chesterfield a ‘big point’.

Ryan Law’s header canceled out Paul McCallum’s penalty on 33 minutes and saw the Glovers return to Somerset four points clear of the relegation zone.

Talking to BBC Somerset’s sheridan robinsCooper said: I am very, very happy. I think we controlled great moments of the game with the ball in the first half.

“There were a few small occasions where we broke his game down the middle line and a real quality pass leads to a chance. We just panic, but that’s pressure because of where we are. I thought we watched the game very well.”

Cooper described the penalty decision against Jamie Reckord, made by the assistant referee, as horrendous.

“It is a horrendous criminal decision against us. We had a flagrant penalty on Tuesday, we didn’t get it and then we had a horrendous decision: the hand. It is never a penalty, I have seen it again ”.

Jordan Maguire-Drew. Image courtesy of Mike Kunz.

It was an afternoon in which Jordan Maguire-Drew continued to show flashes of quality that had faded after a promising start at the Verdiblanca, but the manager said JMD has been dealing with injury.

He said: “He had a hip injury that really took a toll on him and hampered him. We had to try and play through that, which probably didn’t help him. Once we have a pre-season with him, we will be able to see what a true player he is.”

The Glovers travel to Barnet on Tuesday hoping to avoid another Dale Gormaning, and the manager said there were players who needed rest.

“We have four or five that are really on their feet and could use a rest. We are short of players and we can rotate due to the amount of loans we have. It would be nice to give one or two a break.”

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