Cooper | Rhian Brewster showed glimpses of the impact he can make

12th January 2020
First team
Cardiff Rhian Brewster

Steve Cooper felt Rhian Brewster showed glimpses of what he can be capable of after making his debut in Swansea City’s goalless draw at Cardiff City.

The 19-year-old striker joined on loan from Liverpool in midweek, and came straight into the starting line-up for the South Wales derby.

He was booked early on after a tackle on Lee Tomlin following energetic pressing work, while he showed moments of quality in the final third in what was a hard-fought contest.

“It was a difficult game for him, but we saw glimpses of his athleticism, his mentality and his willingness to be positive,” said head coach Cooper.

Cardiff Rhian Brewster

“He started with a yellow card closing down, which tells you everything about him.

“It was a good experience for him, but he is here to deliver too and I felt he did a good job for the team.

“Of course, we would have liked to create more chances with him on the end of them.

“I know the player, I know his attitude and he will catch the eye for what he does going towards goal.

“But he works so hard, he presses really well. He likes a battle and I know he can handle that part of the league with no problem.”