Forest Green boss Mark Cooper says Rovers did what was asked of them and was pleased with how the players who came into the side performed against Exeter City. 

The 0-0 draw with the Grecians set up a tie with Tranmere Rovers in the play-offs while it wasn't enough for Exeter City who miss out on a place in the top seven. 

Cooper was positive after the result and felt his side did their bit for the integrity of the competition after making changes to his team ahead of the play-offs. 

"We're stuck between doing what's best for us and doing what's best for the competition but I thought we got the balance right," Cooper said. 

"Even if we got beat no one could accuse us of not having a go and trying to make the competition fair so we've done what a lot of people were begging us to do and that was to try and get a result so I'm pleased. 

"The boys that came in did great, it's difficult when you make so many changes to have the cohesion that we would have from the team that have been playing so they came into a difficult situation and did really well." 

Attentions can now turn to the play-offs. Cooper's men travel to Tranmere on Friday evening, with the return leg taking place three days later at the New Lawn. 

The Rovers chief is looking forward to locking horns with Tranmere again and is please he'll be able to take a fresh squad up to Birkenhead. 

"We could have played our players, won the game and still finished in the same position and picked three injuries up so we're in a better position than when we started. 

"We respect them (Tranmere), I think they're a really good club, with really good players and a really good manager. 

"We always have good games against them and I'm sure Friday will be no different." 

Cooper also spoke about Shawn McCoulsky, Junior Mondal, celebrating three years in charge and his feelings ahead of the play-offs. 

Watch hisinterview in full below.