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Windsor FC boss Cooper keen to 'shake things up' and improve team with new personnel

Mark Cooper is keeping a level head in the aftermath of Windsor’s recent consecutive away victories, and says he will continue to ‘shake things up’ as he looks to solidify his side with new personnel.

The boss picked up his second league win of his managerial reign on Saturday, in a 4-2 win at Royal Wootton Bassett Town.

The Royalists were able to carry the momentum from it into Tuesday’s Berks and Bucks Senior Cup match, beating Wantage Town 3-1 away.

In an attempt to get his side firing on all cylinders, Cooper has introduced new faces Andrew Higgins and Excellence Mahumba, with the latter scoring twice in as many appearances for Windsor.

Cooper insists that the new additions have helped inspire the team’s good run of form, creating a positive morale in the squad.

“We haven’t set up differently, we just have slightly different personnel,” said Cooper.

“Excellence has started superbly well and he looks very dangerous so we’re hoping we can have him for a while.

“He’ll make a big difference to us.”

“Andrew has also started well but he picked up a slight niggle on Saturday which meant he was unavailable to play on Tuesday night.

"It was important for us to get back-to-back victories because it gets the boys believing that we can start to string some good results together.”

Cooper’s league objectives remain a mystery, with the new boss insisting he is committed to building a strong side before he can begin to think about positions in the table.

“I’m not going to make any predictions for the league,” he added. “We are still a work in progress.”

“I just need to make sure I’m getting the team playing the way they should be first and foremost.”

Windsor raced into a two goal lead in Tuesday night’s cup tie thanks to strikes from Andy Ingram and Mahumba.

The visitors then wrapped matters up with a third goal from Charlie Macaskill in the 53rd minute before Wantage managed a consolation through Glover.

Windsor host Lydney Town at Stag Meadow this Saturday. Kick off is at 3pm.

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