Former Otley player set to face Wharfedale

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ben Cooper is glad his club future has been sorted out Ben Cooper is glad his club future has been sorted out

FORMER Otley fly half Ben Cooper is set to face Wharfedale next season.

The Scotland Under-20 international, who hails from Nuneaton, has signed for Coventry in SSE National League One.

Cooper, 20, who admitted he had also had interest from France and Scotland, said: "I am really pleased that the worry about where I am going to be next season is finally over.

"For me it is great to be coming home. I have been away since I was 16 really.

"Coventry is a club that always meant something to me as I was growing up.

"I think I can offer competition for places with Matt Jones and can offer another goal-kicking option."

Cooper also hopes the move to the Midlands can re-ignite his international ambitions.

He has also represented his country at under-17, under-18 and under-19 level and added: "Obviously I would love to be playing at international level again.

"I have had some of my favourite rugby memories in a Scotland shirt, particularly at the Junior World Championship last year, so naturally want to be involved at senior level.

"But at the moment I want to concentrate on developing as a player but more importantly help Coventry in any way I can."

BILL MARSHALL

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