With Shaun Cooper signing until 2013, assistant manager Steve Fletcher is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the contract extension: "We wanted to get Coops signed up and it’s good to have the majority of the boys on longer contracts. He is great to have around and is a great character. He has been at the club for a number of years now and thoroughly deserves to be offered the extension. I was in the gym with him a few times while he was injured and he always had that worry in the back of his mind about his hip because it was such a long-term injury. I spoke to him quite regularly because I was out for more than a year with my knee so I knew how he was feeling. I told him to be positive and I knew that once he had his first training session, everything would fall into place".