Cooper praises "brilliant" form of Swansea City captain Matt Grimes

30th January 2021
First team
Matt Grimes

Steve Cooper hailed the “brilliant” all-round performance of Matt Grimes as the Swansea City captain continued his fine form with a superb goal in the win at Rotherham.

Grimes took his tally for the season to four as he smashed home a low swerving striker after the Millers had failed to deal with a corner.

It followed on the back of his brace in the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest, while Grimes had also netted in the reverse fixture against Rotherham at the Liberty.

But it is not just his goalscoring exploits that are delighting head coach Cooper, who believes the midfielder is in the best form he has been in since his appointment as Swans boss.

Matt Grimes

“I think Grimesy is in the best form he has been in since I have been here, and I am happy to go on the record and give him that praise because he has been brilliant over the last few months,” said Cooper.

“He has been a real captain, showing both sides of the game and excelling at them.

“He is getting goals, and he should be because he is a great technician.

“But his all-round performance is excellent, we will keep pushing him to improve but he deserves recognition because he is playing really, really well at the moment.”