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Rugby Union: Old Cooperians head coach Pat Reed has faith London Two North East winless run can end against Epping

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 January 2018

Old Cooperians huddle together earlier in the season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Old Cooperians huddle together earlier in the season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Coops without a win in the league since September

Old Cooperians head coach Pat Reed hopes the club can end their wait for a win in London Two North East when they host Epping on Saturday.

The St Mary’s Lane club won their first two league matches of the season, but have not triumphed since.

The winless run has seen Coops drop down to ninth in the table and just five points clear of the relegation zone, but Reed is confident the poor streak will be put to bed this weekend.

“It’s a game that we’re targeting a win in and we know we have the quality in the squad to get the result we want,” he said.

“After struggling with injuries in the first half of the season, we’re getting back to strength and should be close to full strength by the end of the month.”

Coops began 2018 with a 16-12 defeat at Harlow last weekend, scoring a penalty try, with Charlie Goodchild also crossing for the score.

The St Mary’s Lane club collected a losing bonus point in defeat, and Reed was also happy with the display from the team/

“It’s not the result we would have wanted, but it was an improved performance from us,” he added.

“The attitude from the players was really good and in terms of the display, it was the start to the second half of the season that we wanted.”

Reed has recently returned to the role of head coach with Coops after Craig Ratford stood down last month.

When he previously held the position, Reed led the St Mary’s Lane club to the London Three North East title in 2016.

Now he is back at the helm, the initial remit will be to help move Coops up the table, and Reed is pleased to be able to help the club out once more.

“I’m enjoying being back in the role. The reason why I stood down previously was because I’d just become a dad and wanted to spend time with my family,” he said.

“Unfortunately things didn’t work out for the club and Craig, but I’m pleased to be back and able to help the club.

“I’m also pleased to have the likes of Ray Flowers, Billy Wyatt and Luke Taylor back with us to help us out as well.”

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