Hard work starts now for new City boss

PUBLISHED: 17:59 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 27 October 2009

New City boss Dave Cooper and assistant Darren Gibb

New City boss Dave Cooper and assistant Darren Gibb

NEW WGC manager Dave Cooper is already looking forward to the start of the football season after meeting the current crop of players. Cooper introduced himself to Citizens regulars, including Dan Griggs, Nathan Dawes and Jason Williams, as he starts to pu

NEW WGC manager Dave Cooper is already looking forward to the start of the football season after meeting the current crop of players.

Cooper introduced himself to Citizens regulars, including Dan Griggs, Nathan Dawes and Jason Williams, as he starts to put his stamp on the Herns Lane side.

"I'm excited having met the players, as I think we have a very good core at the club," said the former Hitchin Town utility player.

"I want people who actually want to play for the club, and a lot of these boys are local so that's a good start.

"It's been a fairly quiet start on the whole, but that will soon change as I think there's lots to do here."

Whilst Cooper is charged with bringing success on the field, he has also been active off it, appealing for more businesses to come on board to support their local team.

He added: "I have sent a few letters out, as has my assistant Darren Gibb, in the hope that we can get some sponsorship for the coming season, and we are hopeful.

"I am also close to signing a physio, which will add a bit more professionalism to how we operate."

It is hoped that the appointment of the former Exeter City and Luton Town player Cooper can bring some stability to the Molten Spartan South Midlands Premier Division club following the upheaval of Howard Cowley's resignation with six league games to go.

Dave Lewis came in as caretaker manager and improved results on the pitch, but he has since left the club.


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