Cooper praises analysts' contribution to Hourihane equaliser

27th January 2021
First team
Conor Hourihane

Steve Cooper revealed how Swansea City’s equaliser against Brentford had been a product of the preparation work done by the analysis team.

The Swans had trailed late on against the Bees, and were also a man down after Kyle Naughton’s red card.

But, when Jamal Lowe was fouled on the right side of the Brentford area, Conor Hourihane delivered a superb left-footed delivery that beat David Raya at the far post.

And head coach Cooper praised the work of his analysis team in spotting an area to exploit.

“It was a great delivery from Conor in an area we had talked about in the gameplan,” he said.

Conor Hourihane

“We talked about the goalkeeper’s starting position, we felt it as an area we could hit, and Conor has put it absolutely where we planned to.

“It was brilliant to get ourselves back in the game. We felt it was an area we could exploit, and we are pleased to have one come right off the gameplan.

“Conor had one go at it, and it’s nice for the analysts when that comes off.”