Journalist believes Cooper could be “very effective” for Spireites

Journalist believes Cooper could be “very effective” for Spireites

A journalist who has seen recent acquisition George Cooper in action for Plymouth Argyle believes that the Spireites have added a very talented Football League-level player to the squad.

Chris Errington, who reports on the Pilgrims for the Plymouth Herald, said: “George played most of his games for Argyle as a left wing-back and was encouraged by manager Ryan Lowe – a former team-mate of his at Crewe Alexandra – to get forward as much as possible and provide a steady stream of crosses into the opposition penalty area, which he did very effectively. 

“When the Pilgrims were promoted from League Two in 2019/20, he came up with a good number of goals and assists and was a key player for them.

“The defensive side of the wing-back role perhaps does not come naturally to him, though, and I think he could be very effective on the left side of a midfield quartet, or one position inside that.

“Because of injury, he played only three games for Argyle since December 2020, so it is bound to take him time to get up to speed match-fitness wise.

“But, when fully fit, he is a very talented player at League One/League Two level and if he can get back to that form then Chesterfield have got a real asset on their hands.”

Cooper completed his move to the Spireites on June 27 after leaving Plymouth.

He got his first taste of first-team football with Crewe Alexandra after coming through the youth system there and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Railwaymen between 2014 and 2018.

A move to Peterborough United then followed and at the start of the 2019/20 season, Cooper was loaned out to Plymouth, making 27 appearances that term and scoring three times.

In 2020, the move was made permanent after Cooper impressed on loan.

Cooper will be looking to rediscover his best form and put his injury woes behind him as the Spireites push for promotion from the National League.