NEALE Cooper admits his frustration scaled its highest level since returning to the Victoria Park dugout during last night’s 1-0 defeat to Oldham Athletic.
The Scot watched his side lose a six-game unbeaten run as their barren spell without a goal was extended to 10 minutes shy of seven hours.
Debutant Ryan Noble – on loan from Sunderland – was Cooper’s pick of the bunch and he twice went close to equalising Jean-Yves M’voto’s eighth-minute opener.
And the Pools boss admits he lost his cool with his team in the dressing room after the game.
“That was a major frustration and the most frustrated I’ve been since I came back here,” he said as Pools slipped one place to 12th in League One.
“I went in the dressing room and was a bit angry.
“There was some good things and the supporters saw that, but you need better quality and more from certain players, you need a bit more bottle.
“You need a strong mentality to dig in deep, you can’t always get that from the crowd.”
He went on: “We put some good balls in the box at times but didn’t punish them, that’s frustrating.
“We added Ryan in a bid to bring us more up front and I thought he did very well.
“He was very unlucky with a couple of chances.
“He took his first one very well but the keeper made a good save and with another one he went really close and he was our best threat.
“But nothing really bounced for us and Peter Hartley had a good header cleared from the line late on, that was just how it went for us.”
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