Tuesday, 14 August 2018


Keates Backs Andy Cook to Take the Game to Tranmere

Keates Backs Andy Cook to Take the Game to Tranmere

Walsall manager Dean Keates has spoken to the press ahead of this evening's Carabao Cup - First Round clash with Tranmere Rovers, and insisted that summer signing Andy Cook, who joined the Saddlers after helping the Birkenhead-based club to achieve promotion via the National League Play-Offs, will not approach the game any differently.
Cook, who bagged twenty-eight goals for the Super Whites last season, joined the Saddlers on a two-year deal over the summer and has been backed to take on his former side in the same way he does all of his opponents, with Keates insisting that the 27-year-old just wants to score goals.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Keates said; "He just wants to score goals. I don’t think he’ll approach the game any differently. He puts himself about, he works hard for the team and he is a handful. He had a great couple of years at Tranmere. He scored a lot of goals and played his part in them getting into the Football League.

"It would have been easy for him to stay there. But he has taken on board what I said when we spoke and he has taken on the challenge of playing in League One. He has embraced it and in his two performances he has given everything for the team."

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