Colin Cooper has say on departed Hartlepool United trial duo Eugen Bopp and Biko Bradnock-Brennan

EXIT: Biko Bradnock-Brennan  in action against Billingham Town. Picture by FRANK REID
EXIT: Biko Bradnock-Brennan in action against Billingham Town. Picture by FRANK REID
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COLIN Cooper will keep looking for players who are the “right fit” for Hartlepool United

Two players that weren’t the right fit for Pools were midfielder Eugen Bopp and defender Biko Bradnock-Brennan.

Cooper decided against offering the trialists contracts earlier this week after spending the past few weeks training at the club.

The Pools boss praised their attitude and work rate but said they hadn’t done enough to warrant a contract with the Clarence Road club.

Cooper said: “Biko was slightly different as he had an option to go back and do his senior year at Charlotte University in America.

“Eugen, I thought, looked like a player that had been out of football for a while.

“He wanted an answer and I told him after the Bradford Park Avenue match that I couldn’t commit to him.

“I think he is a great bloke, he worked hard and is a terrific professional but if you are going to bring people in they have to be better than what you have already got.

“I didn’t think Eugen fitted that bill at this moment in time.

“You invite people in to have a look at them and when they work hard and give it everything then it is difficult to then turn round and say ‘afraid not’.

“But I have to be honest to myself and Hartlepool and try and bring in players that are going to make us better.

“That is the job I have and it will continue between now and Stevenage and until the end of August, when the transfer window closes.”