Cooper return has Daubeney in confident mood

Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper

Eastbourne United manager Paul Daubeney hopes a strengthened side will get them back to winning ways after their first league loss.

Having had their bright start to the season dented at home by Wick last weekend, United will bring a stronger team to Mile Oak on Saturday in what is expected to be a tough outing.

Daubeney said, “We will be welcoming back Peter Cooper and hopefully having him back involved will make us a stronger side.

“It’s a small pitch and not the best place to go and play good football, but I don’t see why we can’t go there and get the three points.”

Daubeney wants the side to adapt some areas of the tactical approach they had in last weekend’s 2-1 loss when they meet Wick.

Daubeney added, “Last week’s performance was disappointing, it was a difficult game, but we’ve trained really well this week and we’ve worked on issues we had with playing the long ball to the man upfront.”

Currently third in Division Two with two games in hand of the league toppers Little Common, a promising week of training and the re-injection of leading scorer Baitup alongside Cooper has left Daubeney confident his reinforced side can add to their tally of 18 goals in five games to keep the pressure on the leaders.