Cooper: Franks has set marker

Last Updated: 21/07/14 12:15pm

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Jonathan Franks: Has his boss' backing

Jonathan Franks: Has his boss' backing

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Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper has challenged Jonathan Franks to maintain his impressive pre-season form.

Franks netted a double in Pools' 9-0 win over Billingham Town on Wednesday and came off the bench to snatch the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Bradford Park Avenue at the weekend.

The forward scored six times in 45 appearances last season, and Cooper told the club's official website: "He is putting himself in the picture because he's really working hard and you can see he wants to get into the team and wants to improve.

"To be fair to Franksy he looked lively when he came on on Saturday, just as he did on Wednesday."

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