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Michael Cooper



Previous Clubs: None

YOUNG goalkeeper Cooper rose through the Pilgrims’ academy, making his first-team debut as a 17-year-old in dramatic circumstances against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Named as a substitute during the Greens’ well-documented goalkeeping crisis that season, Cooper replaced injured Kyle Letheren during the Sky Bet League One encounter. Evidencing maturity and leadership skills beyond his years, Cooper kept a clean sheet in the second-half as the Greens drew 1-1.

Away from league action, he featured in the EFL Trophy defeat to Chelsea. A highly-regarded talent, both internally and externally, Cooper has also participated in elite training camps with the England set-up.

In the final game of the 2018-19 season, Cooper was once again called off the bench in dramatic circumstances against Scunthorpe - this time for the injured Matt Macey.

As a reward for his undeniable promise, Cooper was handed the coveted number one jersey for the 2019-20 season by manager Ryan Lowe.