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Ben Cabango | Defensive understanding bodes well for Swansea City

25th June 2020
First team

Ben Cabango feels the growing understanding among Swansea City’s defensive unit bodes well for their play-off push.

Cabango helped the Swans keep a 12th clean sheet of the Championship season as they beat Middlesbrough 3-0 on the resumption of second-tier action.

The result moved Steve Cooper’s side to within a point of the top six with just eight games remaining.

And, with only Leeds having kept more clean sheets this season, Cabango feels Swansea’s defensive record shows – despite changes in personnel owing to injury and suspension over the season – how well-drilled they are and how each player knows his role.


Middlesbrough Ayew Cabango

“We came up against quality strikers in the Middlesbrough game, but when Ben (Wilmot) and I have played together, we’ve always worked well,” said the 20-year-old.

“We know how each other play and bounce off one another. Not just us two, but the whole team as a defensive unit put a shift in.

“We all know how each other play now and I think we’ve done really well.

“They had about 30 corners during the game, but we dealt with them all well. They have some big lads in their team, but all the boys put a shift in.

“We’re full of confidence now moving onto the next game.

“We just want to take each game as it comes and, hopefully, we can push for the play-offs.”