Date: 24th January 2014 at 1:28pm
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It wasn’t until I grew up that I realised that when my parents ‘weren’t angry but disappointed’ that this meant some of my suspect actions as an adolescent hurt them more, and Coops has dished out a similar warning to Jordan Richards.

Coops has come across as being more in the disappointed frame of mind and not angry following his sending off against Fleetwood that left us playing 87-minutes, plus injury-time, with just 10-men after a pretty reckless challenge.

That was always going to make a difficult job even harder.

Richards had his chance, he came into the side with Michael Duckworth out but Coops has said that he’s blown his opportunity by getting himself sent off but on the plus side he has now challenged someone else to come into the side and take the opportunity at right-back.

At the age of 20 Richards is still relatively young and inexperienced but he should know by now that tackles like the one made on the Fleetwood player will result in a card being shown, and most referees at most levels will make that a red like he got.

Now Richards has got to go away and think about what he’s done to make sure he learns from it, and with Coops more disappointed than angered by it if Richards is anything like me he’ll take more notice and be looking to ensure that he does make amends.