Yeovil Town full-back Jamie Reckord said new manager Mark Cooper has got the side playing more football than they did under previous boss Chris Hargreaves.

The 30-year-old, who was brought to the club by Hargreaves in the summer, had a spell under Cooper when he was on loan at Swindon Town in 2014

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s match with FC Halifax Town, Reckord said: “I knew what to expect, but training has changed a bit. He wants us to play a bit more than Chris did and that’s just the way he played and it feels like it’s suited us well and we’ve had a few good results lately.

Him coming in has changed a few people’s mindsets with people not being in the squad and a few new people have come in which has changed the team.

I feel like we have been unlucky and on Saturday (at Notts County) we were able to grind out a results, whereas before something always seemed to happen and there’s probably a bit more belief in the team now.

The full-back, who was top scorer with three goals up until striker Alex Fisher’s double against Gateshead a fortnight ago, was part of a well-organised defensive display which earned a point with a goalless draw at Notts County last weekend.

He picked up a booking in that match, his seventh of the season, but he said the game plan given to the team by Cooper was perfect for the job against the National League leaders.

Reckord added: “We knew we had to stick to our job, don’t get lazy and don’t switch off, and just defend and enjoy defending. Everyone played a massive part in that.

We had to be realistic, they are top of the table for a reason, and we’re not going to go there and pass them off the park, so we knew what we needed to do.

The Gaffer gave us a game plan and we stuck to it perfectly and we got a point and at the end of the season I think we’ll look back and that will be a massive one for us.

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