Yeovil boss Mark Cooper was not happy with his forward players after Yeovil’s 2-1 defeat at York City this afternoon.

Goals from Olly Dyson and Lenell John-Lewis saw York break their six match winless run in the National League against the Glovers, who had ‘complete domination of the ball’ in the second half but didn’t look like scoring.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, Cooper said: “I think the difference is, you look at their forwards compared to ours, that’s the difference. If we’d had their to strikers we’d be in the playoffs, that’s what I believe. Like I said, I thought we played really well with the ball, we started great, the first time the ball goes in our box they score.

“The amount of positions we get ourselves into in the second half, we didn’t really look like scoring. We’re too nice, our forwards are too nice. It’s like ‘oh I might go in there and risk getting my head cut or my nose broke’. Whereas theirs, I think one went off with a cut mouth in the first half and the other one scored the winner. So I think its clear to see where our problems are.

“If we’d have had their forwards today we’d have won comfortably.”

“In terms of the game, we totally dominated the second half of the game. We had York penned in here and we have to score. I mean our goal is an own goal, we don’t even score that. Listen, it’s clear where our problems are and everybody knows what we need. If we’d have had their forwards today we’d have won comfortably.

“Unless you’ve got some money to spend, where are you going to get somebody who’s going to score you goals now? Nobody is going to let you have them. It should have been done in August or July or June or January. It’s not going to happen now. We’ve got what we’ve got and we have to find a way.

The result sees Yeovil fall to 21st, inside the relegation zone, but the manager said the situation is not desperate: “There’s 15 games to go, we have to stay calm, focused and if we start panicking then there becomes an issue. I’m confident that we can find a way.”

When asked if he believed the squad can get him out of situation the situation he said: “I have to.”

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Michael Quinton
1 year ago

What a clown and what next? Play 12 ( yes I know) at the back and Grant Smith up front!! This manager does not have a clue so get rid now