Cooper expects good Exeter test

20th July 2019
First team
Steven Cooper

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper expects Exeter City to provide a good test as his side continue to build towards the start of the Championship season at St James Park this afternoon (3pm).

The Swans have recorded three wins from three during pre-season to date, seeing off Mansfield, Crawley and Yeovil.

They now travel to Devon to face an Exeter side who were again firmly in the League Two promotion hunt for much of last term.

And Swans boss Cooper believes Matt Taylor's Grecians are exactly the right test for the Swans at this stage of their preparations.

"We expect a good test from Exeter," said Cooper.

"You only have to look at their promotion push last season to know they are a good side. They had the change of manager last year and have continued to perform strongly and play good football.

"But, obviously, our focus will be on us and that's the way we want it to be this season.I believe that everything this season will be about us and how we apply ourselves.

"It's going to be about ourselves, and what we are able to do so this is the right sort of test for us.

"But we respect Exeter and we know it will be a good test."