Cooper: U18s want a winning mentality

11th August 2017

Captain Brandon Cooper has called on Swansea City Under-18s to take a winning mentality into their opening game of the season.

The young Swans kick off their Premier League South campaign at Reading’s academy tomorrow afternoon (1pm).

The central defender made 15 appearances for the U18s last season and helped them record four victories and a draw in their final seven games.

And Cooper, who was handed the U18s captaincy during pre-season, wants to see them deliver more positive results this campaign.

“To have a ‘winning mentality’ is definitely the theme we want to take into the season,” said Cooper. 

“It is a mentality that has been drilled into us and we must live by it if we are to progress this campaign. 

“I feel we are approaching this season with a more professional attitude which we will look to take into all aspects of this campaign.

“We are a tight squad and we have mixed really well throughout pre-season. Our training has been based around that winning mentality and we want to start the season well on Saturday.

“It will be a difficult test as Reading are a really good academy, but I am confident that if we stick together and show them the mentality we have in training we will be strong and able to fight for a good result.”