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Windsor FC boss Cooper believes young Royalists can achieve great things

With no competitive match to think about until November 7, Windsor FC boss Mark Cooper has spent time reflecting on his side’s start to the season.

The Royalists sit in 12th place in the Hellenic Premier Division, just two points off the bottom three. They’ve played eight matches, tallying up one win, two draws, and five defeats.

Cooper knows his side could be a lot higher in the table if they had the nous to hold onto winning positions.

But with an average squad age of 21, the Royalists boss believes his team have what it takes to be successful this season, and says patience is the key.

“Results haven’t gone our way but it’s still early in the season and I know what my squad can achieve,” said Cooper.

“We’ve got a very young squad and with that comes a bit of inexperience and naivety towards closing out games.

“When we played Binfield at our place last season we lost 5-0 and they could have scored more. This season we drew 4-4 and we should have won it.

“It’s not that my players get fatigued or they’re not fighting. They’re just a young group who will learn from these experiences.”

Cooper added: “I took on this job last September and it’s taken us to the end of last season to get together a team we were happy with.

“Looking at my side now, we have a much better group of boys than what we had last year. We’re in a bit of a blip right now with our results but we’re improving game after game.

“It’s a project and we will get it right over the course of time.

“We’ll make this season successful.”

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