Brandon eyes the target

24th September
Under-23s

Brandon Cooper is keeping his eyes on the target after netting his first Swansea City Under-23s goal in Saturday’s draw with Blackburn Rovers.

The defender delivered his maiden strike for the development side when he headed home in the Premier League 2 clash with Rovers, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Landore.

Cooper, who was last on target for the under-18s against Chelsea in February, has taken plenty of confidence having opened his account at under-23 level.

And the 18-year-old centre-back is hopeful it will be the first goal of many as he looks to help push the Swans up the table.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Cooper, who made his first-team debut in the Carabao Cup tie with Crystal Palace last month.

“I get a lot of chances from set-pieces and I had to start hitting the target.

“It’s something I’ve been wanting to add to my game. I had three or four chances where I should have scored against Chelsea three weeks ago.

“On Saturday, I had one chance and it went in, which is a confidence booster for me. Hopefully it’s just the start because I want to help the team as much as I can.”