Yeovil Town manager Mark Cooper has said he knows nothing more than he did this time last week about any group looking to take over as majority shareholder of the club.

Speaking ahead of today’s 3-0 home defeat to Oldham Athletic, the boss had said his future at the club depended on “which consortium” was taking over at Huish Park. But speaking after the match he appeared to clarify that he is only aware of SU Glovers as the buyer looking to take control from owner Scott Priestnall.

Asked about his pre-match comments by BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, Cooper said: “I said that because there is always different people trying to buy a football club, whatever club that is, I have not heard anything different to what I was told last week. So we are just drifting along, we will take the flack and take the blame but there needs to be somebody steering the ship in the right way. I will take the blame for the results, but we need some help.”

On the pitch, it was another dismal display as Oldham cruised to a 3-0 win which meant Yeovil have now lost 19 of their 45 National League games, picking up the same number of draws and just seven wins, the second lowest in the division after bottom club Maidstone United.

They fell behind after just eight minutes when Devarn Green struck. Asked about that goal, Cooper said: “An experienced player not defending properly, it is just a by-product of where we are, people switch off and don’t do their jobs properly. Everyone is frustrated and angry, there was no clarity of thought.

The season could finish now and I would snap your hand off and try and get ready for next year. The last six weeks have been horrendous we know that, as a club, as a group, we need to regroup, re-recruit and come back ready to go for the start of next season.”

Cooper saw midfielder Matt Worthington limp off with what looked like a serious injury which could rule him out of the final match of the season at Boreham Wood next weekend.

Asked what needed to happen ahead of that game, the manager added: “On the playing side, that is down to the players and individual’s pride, they have to go out and again we have three or four who ran their socks off and made good decisions. That won’t change going in to that Boreham Wood game. For the club and the supporters it is more important that they get some idea of where their club is going.

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Mick Q
1 year ago

Mr Cooper, you don’t know anything period. What “system” were you playing today. It seems that you are stuck with your 3 at the back, at this level that doesn’t work. You continually blame the strikers but without good service they can’t score. The service should come from midfield, what midfield??? Once again you may have all the “badges” but no practical idea, please GO

1 year ago

Either take over or p*** off. Another load of hot air is not what the club needs right now.