The 21-year-old explained that fitness within the squad is the key behind Chesterfield's strong start to the season. He said: "We press teams for 90/95 minutes and we do that willingly, I think that’s great testament to the lads’ fitness and the way we’re applying ourselves at the minute. It’s a good camp to be in.
“You can see how we want to play, sometimes teams will have their fair share of luck against us but I think the majority of time we’ll dominate teams and the goals will come," added Cooper.
After a series of summer signings, the former Hull defender was also full of praise for Chesterfield manager, Paul Cook. He said: “I think there was no doubt the manager was going to bring in good players, he knows the game, he wants to play the game the right way.”
Cooper made a return to first-team football, coming on as a substitute against Rochdale on Saturday afternoon, after a pre-season injury kept the defender out of the first three games of the season.
Speaking about his return after Saturday's match, Cooper said: “Sometimes it can be hard to come on in those games but the manager’s said go on and get a grip of the game.
“There’s no substitute for games, you need to be playing games and that’s all I want to do. I’ve managed to get some time today and hopefully that will put me in good stead for next week.”