Goal-scorer Jordan Young is “starting to look like he belongs” at Yeovil Town after bagging his second goal for the club, according to manager Mark Cooper.

The forward opened the scoring with a sublime free-kick in the 3-2 win at Somerset rivals Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday night and the boss insisted he regularly sees him do that in training.

Young started the season on the bench after a difficult introduction having arrived from Chippenham Town in January, but has impressed since coming in to the side in recent weeks.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, Cooper said: “He’s getting his confidence now. When he came there was big pressure now you can see he is starting to get goals and his performances are starting to grow.

He is starting to look as though he belongs, he’s the man and he looks a goal threat every time he gets near the box.

Once he got that free kick, which he won himself, there was only one man going to take that and I see him do that every day in training.

Jordan Young. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Young’s opener after 15 minutes was quickly followed by a header from defender Jamie Sendles-White three minutes later as the visitors turned in a dominant display from the opening whilst.

But, Weston came back with James Morton halving the deficit with a stunning strike as the home side turned on the pressure.

Cooper said: “We started the game with great, on the front foot and pressing really well and played some good football.

But for the second 20 minutes of the first half (Weston) played really well, they penned us in and they have some very good technical players who play around the edge of the box.

The goal comes from that and I had to then change our shape to protect our left-back (Alex Whittle) because we were getting doubled up (on). I had to put (Matt) Worthington out here with his legs.

In the second half I thought we were dominant and scored the third goal (through Frank Nouble after 55 minutes) and then we should finish the game off with four or five (goals), but we don’t.

If you don’t do that, good teams will always come back at you and we give away a rubbish free-kick, ball in to the box and they scored and it’s a nervous few minutes. But, on the whole, local derby, massive atmosphere, we just have to win the game.

The win moves the Glovers up to seventh in the early National League South table with just seven matches played, but Cooper activated the Gloverscast’s ‘Green Day Clause‘ admitting he is not looking at the table – presumably until September ends.

He said: “I don’t know what other results were tonight, I have not looked at the table but all I know is we have to be consistent and keep winning games.

Anyone who thought this was going to be an easy season is kidding themselves because there is some really good teams in this division and good players.

We just having to keep picking points up and if by Christmas we are up and around it, I am sure we will have a really good season.

He added: “I don’t think you can be disappointed scoring three goals away from home, but it is a hard 20 minutes at the end when we should be really comfortable.

But, it all gets a bit nervy and the supporters were really good, if they can get behind the players like that at home as well, the players will flourish. They were so positive tonight and there usually is away and the positivity just ran through the team.

You can hear the full audio of the Gaffer’s chat with Sheridan below

As is a regular occurrence these days, Mark Cooper also did an interview with the club’s official YouTube channel which covered some similar topics, you can watch that here….

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