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Wednesday, 27 March, 2002, 10:21 GMT
Cooper signs for Wolves
Kevin Cooper in action for Wimbledon
Cooper has been told he can leave Wimbledon
Wimbledon midfielder Kevin Cooper has completed his 1m move to Wolves to rejoin forces with manager Dave Jones.

Jones is also hoping to bolster his side's promotion bid by tying up a loan move for Leicester defender Jacob Laursen before the transfer deadline.

Cooper turned down a move to Wolves' local rivals West Brom last week, but signed a four-year contract at Molineux.

The former Stockport winger confirmed he was swayed by the chance to team up again with Jones, who he played under at Edgeley Park.


Kevin always wanted to come to us, we just had to bide our time
Wolves' boss Dave Jones

Cooper said: "The fact that I have already worked with Dave was a factor in my decision to join Wolves,"

"I have won promotion with him before and hope I can do it again."

Cooper could make his debut at Burnley on Saturday as Republic of Ireland winger Mark Kennedy is currently sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Jones told the club's official website: "We've been after him for two months now but, with Wimbledon chasing a play-off place, they wouldn't let him go.

"Then other clubs became interested, but Kevin always wanted to come to us. We just had to bide our time."

Jones is looking to former Danish international Laursen to provide cover in Wolves' defence hit by injuries.

Paul Butler and Ludo Pollet are both injured, while full-back Kevin Muscat is suspended for their next three games.

Wolves' lead over third-placed West Brom was cut to three points last night after the Baggies thrashed Crewe 4-1 at The Hawthorns.

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