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Cooper rues slow starters

Swindon boss Mark Cooper admitted his side were not at the races during the first half of the 4-1 defeat by Wolves.

Bakary Sako scored either side of Nouha Dicko's strike to give Wolves a 3-0 half-time lead.

But Cooper could at least take some positives from their second-half display with Michael Smith pulling one back before Leon Clarke grabbed Wolves' fourth in injury-time.

Cooper said: "I don't think you can play against a club like Wolves, with the riches and the players they've got, and not have 11 men pulling in the same direction.

"In the second half, when we had 11 players who rolled their sleeves up and had a go, I was really pleased with the players.

"You might get away with it against teams lower down the table, but not Wolves.

"We didn't defend very well and we need to address that. It is hard to press high up the pitch with not much pace at the back.

"We asked the players to go out and earn a moral victory, which we largely did after the break."