COOPER FED UP OF SEE­ING RED

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

SWIN­DON man­ager Mark Cooper will take the un­con­ven­tional step of bring­ing a ref­eree to train­ing in a bid to im­prove dis­ci­pline.

Cooper’s side have al­ready re­ceived 11 yel­low and two red cards in their open­ing seven games after be­ing League One’s sec­ond-worst of­fend­ers last term.

Ex-Peter­bor­ough boss Cooper says he has al­ready spo­ken to brothers Nathan and Louis Thomp­son about their reds this sea­son.

“We’re look­ing at bring­ing in a lo­cal ref­eree in to give us ad­vice in train­ing as to how we ap­proach things,” said Cooper.

“Be­fore the first game, I got the Thomp­son brothers to­gether to have a se­ri­ous meet­ing, say­ing: ‘We’ve got to stop this rash­ness, in terms of tack­ling’.

“They said:‘ Yes, gaffer, no prob­lem’. Ten min­utes into the first game and Nathan’s in straight away. I just don’t know if you can take it out of them.”

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