COOPER WIN NOT ALL GOOD

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

MARK Cooper may have won the League One man­ager of the month award, but Swin­don Town de­fender Nathan Byrne would pre­fer to see his team’s ac­com­plish­ments go un­no­ticed.

A ster­ling run in Novem­ber saw the Robins tri­umph over lead­ers Bris­tol City and also record wins against fel­low pro­mo­tion-hope­fuls Preston and Peter­bor­ough to land Cooper the award.

And with the av­er­age age of Swin­don’s squad just over 23 and the start­ing line-up of­ten dip­ping be­low that, 22year-old Byrne ad­mits the team are thriv­ing.

“We don’t want to be in the pa­pers ev­ery week up and down the coun­try. It’s good that we are sort of un­der the radar and just grind­ing on try­ing to win games,” he said.

“I think the age of the squad helps a lot. It’s not like we’ve got there or we’ve been and done it.

“We’re all striv­ing to push on and get to the next level.”

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