Cooper pleased by team effort from Swansea City

19th December
First team
Marc Guehi

Steve Cooper praised an all-round team effort from Swansea City as they returned to winning ways against Barnsley.

The Swans turned in a committed, battling performance in horrendous weather conditions to seal a 2-0 victory, and find the ideal response after the midweek defeat at Derby.

Jamal Lowe netted his fifth goal of the season, while Victor Adeboyejo put through his own net to extend Swansea’s unbeaten streak against the Tykes, which stretches back to the 2006 League One play-off final.

And Cooper was pleased with the heart his team showed in challenging circumstances.

“It was a real professional performance, we did what was needed to win the game,” said the head coach.

“We committed to it, and I felt we controlled the game. We looked a real threat when we could, and they did not really get near Freddie’s goal.

Freddie Woodman

“We are back on track a little bit as to where we want to be. I was really happy with everyone’s contribution in attack and defence today.

“We dealt with conditions really well, we did the job we needed to do.

“Everyone contributed, we had balls we headed away and their centre-halves were happy to put it straight back in.

“It’s down to our forward players to stop that, so everyone played their role.

“We knew we had to be ready for it, and we were.”