Cooper delighted with striker signing

7th January 2020
First team
Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper believes Rhian Brewster’s loan move from Liverpool could prove a win-win situation for all involved.

The Reds teenager is well known by Cooper, with the pair having worked closely during England Under-17s’ triumphant World Cup campaign in 2017.

Cooper led England’s youngsters to a stunning 5-2 comeback victory over Spain in the final in India, with Brewster also winning the Golden Boot thanks to his eight goals.

The pair had also reached the final of the Under-17s European Championship just months prior to that.

Now they reunite at the Liberty Stadium, with Cooper hoping to see Brewster fulfil his potential on the club stage and boost the Swans’ hopes of staying amongst the pack chasing the play-off spots in the Championship.

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“We are pleased Rhian has decided to join us. He had a number of opportunities to go elsewhere.

“We have monitored his situation all season knowing what Liverpool’s plans were in terms of sending him out on loan. They were clear in the summer that they didn’t want it to be until this time of year.

“We think it could be a good move for everybody, including ourselves.

“It’s a case now of Rhian settling in as quickly as possible and feeling as comfortable."

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He added: “It’s an important move for him because he wants to get games and goals under his belt.

“He’s been part of very high performing and successful cultures already with the national team and Liverpool, so he’s seen what that looks like.

“Our objectives are no different. We want to be the best we can be and work as hard as we can. We want to play in a certain way and we demand that every single day.

“We want to bring players in that can improve us but, at the same time, I want to bring the right characters in too.

“I do believe we have a set of staff and lads that are very much together here and committed to the greater good of what we want the club to achieve.

“Rhian will add value to the team and will enjoy the atmosphere in the dressing room.”