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Under-21s

Cooper - We played some nice football

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Shaun Cooper was pleased with his side’s run out after they came away from Oxford with a 2-0 win in yesterday’s friendly.

Christian Saydee bagged both goals at the Yellows’ training ground, with ‘keeper Will Dennis maintaining a clean sheet at the other end.

Following the game, manager Cooper shared his thoughts with afcb.co.uk.

“It was very similar to the last game we played,” he began.  

“I thought we dominated possession and played some really nice football. We played different types of football, had some nice switches, good wide combinations and good central combinations around the box.

“It was a nice variety of good football and we should have scored a lot more.

“We don’t always get the squad that we have for matches in training, so we work on bits and pieces. I think that’s where the fluid combination play comes from, they play off the cuff really well.

“They can also play with an organised structure and pattern, so when they’re on it, they’re a pleasure to watch.”

Cooper also spoke about the impact of Saydee and how his hard work in training is paying off on the pitch.

“I thought Christian was a real handful again today,” continued Cooper.

“He’s used his strength and his quality to hold up the ball and get runners off him, but he was a goal threat and probably could’ve scored a couple more.

“I think his movements from crosses and his desire to get into the box is improving, so he’s going to score more goals if he carries on.

“That desire to get into the box is exactly what he’s been working on in training.”

Hear from Christian Saydee after yesterday’s win against Oxford. 

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