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Cooper has no doubts over Reds deal
Shaun Cooper insists he had no second thoughts about joining Crawley despite former boss Sean O'Driscoll's departure.
Cooper completed his much anticipated move to Broadfield Stadium yesterday having initially been brought in on trial by O'Driscoll.
The midfielder, who played under O'Driscoll at Bournemouth, had offers from other clubs in League One and League Two but says he had no hesitation in joining Crawley despite the uncertainty over the managerial situation.
Cooper said: “When I left Bournemouth I got in contact with Sean and he wanted to bring me here.
“I came in on trial, trained for a couple of games and played in a friendly against Woking and was impressed with what I saw.
“Sean moved on but there was still interest and from the two days I spent at the club I knew it was going places so it was an easy decision.
“Obviously I was looking forward to working with Sean again but his departure didn’t really have any bearing on my decision.
“I’m good friends with Warren Cummings (who was on loan at Crawley last season) and he told me good things about the club and so did Matt Tubbs so I jumped at the chance.”
Cooper, who came off the bench in a 2-1 win at Three Bridges last night, could find out who his new manager is in the next few days.
Crawley have approached Sheffield United for permission to speak to their academy manager John Pemberton with talks expected to take place today.