Yeovil Town boss Mark Cooper bemoaned his side’s profligacy in front of goal after the Glovers wasted a hatful of chances in the 1-1 draw with St Albans this afternoon.

Jordan Young’s first half strike was cancelled out Mitchell Weiss in the second half, and after the match Cooper revealed that reinforcements will arrive on Monday following long term injuries to Rhys Murphy and Jake Hyde.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, Cooper said: “I thought we played brilliantly in the first half and should have been out of sight, in my opinion. We had some unbelievable chances. Jordan Young (was) clean through a couple of times, he has to score or he has to roll the ball across Frank to tap it in. I mean, when you have that many clear cut chances, you have to finish the game off. And you’ve seen recently games where teams have so many chances and you don’t put the opposition to bed.

“You always give them a chance to come back at you and we conceded a rubbish goal right after halftime and we give them encouragement. By us missing those chances, it gives St. Albans a real lift and I think we’re still in the game, where usually we kill them. You can’t miss that many really good chances.

“The overriding thought is that we should be at least three up at half time…”

“We said for us the start of the second-half is where we have to be better. Statistically, we’ve not been great at the start of the second-half. It’s something we need to look at whether we come out earlier for, I don’t know what it is. But, you know the players have to have a bit more devilment about them to either finish the game off early in the second-half. Or make sure we don’t concede. But in context it’s another unbeaten game. It’s a point. The overriding thought is that we should be at least three up at half time,” he added.

Yeovil Town celebrate Jordan Young’s opener.

Michael Smith limped off in the second half and Cooper confirmed the fullback would miss the visit of Slough on Tuesday with a hamstring injury. On Hyde and Murphy, he said: “They’re both out for the foreseeable future. They’re both had scans and they’ve got injuries that will be long term rather than short term.

“No moaning from us. We’ve got enough quality players to Young, Pearson, Nouble, to finish those those chances. We will, with those two centre forwards out, we will bring one in. We’ve already agreed a deal for a player to come in on Monday to join us until the end of the season.”

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4 months ago

How many times has Mr Cooper said this???