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Blue kid on the block - Charlie Cooper

Posted: Wed 15 Jan 2014

Charlie Cooper

The latest Blues youngster under the spotlight is first-year academy scholar Charlie Cooper.

Name: Charlie Cooper
Date of birth: 01/05/1997
Position: Central midfield

What school did you go to? Alderbrook School.
What was the first team you played for? Castlehurst Colts.
Do you have a nickname? Yes, it's Coops.
How were you spotted by Blues? Scouted playing in a cup final.
How long have you been at the club? Six years.
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? My dad (former Blues midfielder and current Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper) who managed the team during my early years with the club.
What are your strengths as a player? Passing.
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? Heading.
What would represent a successful 12 months for you? To get some games for the U21s this season.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Work hard and everything else will be fine.
What boots do you wear? Black and white Nike.
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Andy Murray.
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Chicken and pasta.
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Reece Brown.
Who is your best friend in football? Kieran Dunbar.
Which team did you support as boy? Blues.
What is the best goal you have ever scored? A screamer from the half-way line against Aston Villa at U10s.
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
What is the most memorable match you have played in? At Wembley for my district side.

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Dimmi Gray
Quickest? George McGee
Best banter? Bobby Moseley
Hard man? Nat Kelly
Biggest joker? Reece Webb
Worst haircut? Dom Bernard
Best dressed? Josh Cogley
Biggest moaner? Sam Deadfield
Future manager? Reece Webb

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