Preston Rhian Brewster

Steve Cooper | Brewster work-rate reflective of team effort

4th February 2020
First team

Steve Cooper has praised Rhian Brewster’s work-rate after the striker added to his Swansea City tally at the weekend.

The 19-year-old put in another industrious display as the Swans claimed a valuable point against Preston at Deepdale, capping it off with a close-range finish after Andre Ayew had been denied.

He was a constant thorn in the side of the Preston defence, and was given a warm reception from the travelling support when substituted late on.

And, while head coach Cooper was keen to focus on the collective effort of picking up a result against a side boasting the Championship’s best home record, he was pleased with what he saw from the forward.

"Rhian did well, although I don't want to focus too much on the individual performances,” said Cooper after Brewster made it two goals in four appearances since arriving on loan from Liverpool.

Preston Steve Cooper

"At the training ground and at the stadium, we always look at the collective.

"We really looked like a team in this game in terms of supporting each other.

"Rhian worked hard and looked a threat. He can be a real nuisance.

“I'm sure he was difficult to mark for the Preston centre-backs. And the most important thing was that he scored by getting himself into the sort of areas we want him to get into.

"It was a good performance from Rhian, but it wasn't the only one at the top end of the pitch."