Cooper pleased with threat from attacking unit

12th September 2020
First team
Preston (A) Gibbs-White Cabango

Steve Cooper believes Morgan Gibbs-White offered a glimpse of what he can bring to Swansea City as part of an overall attacking display which pleased the head coach at Preston.

Gibbs-White, on loan at the Swans from Wolves, marked his league bow for the club with the only goal at Deepdale; Jake Bidwell expertly picking out his run to the edge of the six-yard box.

The 53rd-minute strike means the England Under-21 international will take the headlines, but Cooper was pleased with how his side threatened as a unit in getting all three points at a ground where Championship sides have tended to find points hard to come by on their travels.

And Cooper believes there will be more to come from Gibbs-White and company as they build up sharpness and fitness on the back of such a necessarily short pre-season.

Preston (A) Lowe

“Morgan has got goals in his game, there is no doubt about that, he is a very positive player and willing runner. You could see that with his goal today,” said Cooper.

“I thought all the attacking players did well. Andre and Jamal ran so hard and put their backline under a lot of pressure. They did not let them play with any real composure or quality.

“I liked us, I thought we were threatening. Maybe not so much after we scored, but that’s understandable.

“If you think about it, we are only three weeks in from the start of pre-season.

“We are not going to be 100 per cent up to speed, so the fact we have picked up a win here in the condition we are in at the moment is a big plus.”