Cooper targets top-four finish

19th April
Under-18s

Oliver Cooper wants Swansea City Under-18s to net a milestone 10th league victory before the end of the season as they prepare to face Arsenal at Colney this Saturday (11am).

The academy Swans go into the game on the back of a goalless draw against Leicester last weekend, a result which keeps them fourth in the Premier League South table.

And Cooper, who looks set to make his 20th appearance of the season this weekend, has called on the under-18s to continue their excellent progress this season and finish in the top half of the table for the first time in category one football.

“We must continue to maintain our playing standards this weekend and aim to get a result,” the midfielder said.

“We started the season well and that set the tone. We don’t want that to fall away in our final two league games.

“As a team we have kept our performance levels up and we did well to get a point against Leicester last week.

“To be targeting 10 wins with the calibre of the division is impressive, and to achieve it against Arsenal would be even better.

“We beat them when I was at an under-16 level. We know we can do it again. It is just about going out there and performing.”