A positive night for Swansea City boss Cooper

28th August 2019
First team
Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper reflected on a positive night’s work as Swansea City booked their place in the third-round of the Carabao Cup with an emphatic 6-0 triumph over Cambridge United at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans did not look back after Kristoffer Peterson got the opener after just 47 seconds, with Sam Surridge netting a brace and George Byers, Jordon Garrick and Wayne Routledge also on the scoresheet.

For Garrick and Peterson, those were their first goals in Swansea colours, while there were first-team debuts for substitutes Jack Evans and Tivonge Rushesha.

Tom Carroll played 73 minutes as he made his first appearance in 10 months and head coach Cooper now has six wins from seven games in charge, while his side have a tie away to Premier League Watford to look forward to next month.

Steve Cooper

“Obviously it was a positive night. The main objective was to win the game, which we did, in what was a comfortable fashion,” said the 39-year-old.

“That was because we started well, we focused on starting well and scoring is the best outcome from that. We did that and it set the tone for the rest of the evening.

“Coming in 5-0 up at half-time was really pleasing, there were some simple messages about concentration, attitude and mentality to keep doing what we were doing well and we did that.

“It was a positive evening.”