Hartlepool Utd boss looks for first away win at Wycombe

Neale Cooper shouts to his players. Hartlepool United V Bournemouth League1 Picture By Frank Reid

Neale Cooper shouts to his players. Hartlepool United V Bournemouth League1 Picture By Frank Reid

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NEALE Cooper has fixed Hartlepool United’s home form – now it’s time to transform their away-day fortunes.

Starting with bottom club Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow afternoon, four of the next five fixtures are away from Victoria Park.

Cooper is yet to taste victory on the road in his second spell as boss and a return of just two points from nine has frustrated the Scot.

But that, he insists, is about to change at Adams Park and the Pools chief remains determined to narrow the gap on League One play-off territory.

“If you’re to challenge for the play-offs then you have to win at home and away,” Cooper told SportMail today.

“The players know that – we have to punish teams away from home.

“We dominated at Preston and got beat, and then there was Exeter when we didn’t score but got a point.

“Sheff Wed was great because we got battered at times but stood strong against it and still got a couple of good goals and a draw.

“But I was angry after Preston because that was a win we didn’t get which we deserved.

“So we’ve got to turn draws into wins – what a difference it is between one point and three.

“If we’re serious about the play-offs then we’ve got to go down there tomorrow and get maximum points.”

Full story in Friday’s Mail