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Now Is The Time To Come Together - Cooper

5 March 2022

A photograph of Barrow Manager Mark Cooper Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
Barrow boss Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper has called on supporters to create a “cauldron of noise” inside The Dunes Hotel Stadium as his side return to home soil for the visit of Walsall this afternoon.

The Bluebirds boss was in defiant mood in the build-up to the weekend game and said it was time for everyone to unite to help drive the Club clear of trouble at the foot of the League Two table.

On Tuesday, Barrow were forced to play with ten men for over an hour at Bristol Rovers only for The FA to then overturn Niall Canavan’s red card on appeal.

However, Cooper has insisted there is no room to find excuses during the run-in and his players must find a way to overcome any obstacle that is thrown in their path from now until May.

“We have to make sure any external source that can affect us out of the equation now,” Cooper told iFollow.

“Whatever is thrown at us, we have to make sure that it doesn’t matter – if we get three penalties against us, then we have to score four. If we have are given two red cards, we still have to get a result.

“That’s the attitude and that’s how we have to be and we have to make sure the whole of the Football Club – the fans, the staff, the players – we’ve upset a few people and we’ve stayed in the Football League.

“I know it’s frustrating for everybody, certainly for the supporters and the players – but now is the time for us to really come together.

At home let’s make it a cauldron from 2.30pm onwards. I know it’s up to us to get the fans off their seats, but we need them now to make it a really bouncing atmosphere which I know they can do.

“We have to make The Dunes Hotel Stadium a really hostile place for everyone that comes here – and that starts on Saturday.”

Click here now to watch our full pre-match video interview with Mark Cooper for free on iFollow.


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