Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper excited by Hillsborough challenge

9th November
First team

Steve Cooper says Swansea City are excited about the challenge of facing Sheffield Wednesday at their Hillsborough home this afternoon (3pm).

The Owls are unbeaten in South Yorkshire since ex-Swans boss Garry Monk took charge in September.

But the Swans are protecting the only unbeaten away record in the EFL having taken four wins and three draws from seven games on their travels.

The sides were separated by just three league positions going into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

And Cooper is eager to face the challenge of visiting a ground where Swansea have just one win in their last 14 league visits.

“It’s a game we’re really looking forward to, it’s a big club and an iconic stadium,” said the head coach.

“We’ll be ready. We’re not talking too much about our away run, we take each game as it comes.

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“We don’t have a different approach whether we’re home or away, we try to win each game. So far it’s served us well and the plans won’t change.”

Swansea have made the journey north in good spirits on the back of wins over Cardiff and Wigan.

But Cooper has re-iterated the need for the only focus to be on the here and now, and not getting too carried away by looking too far into the future.

“It’s one game at a time,” he said.

“We’ve got one game now before the international break, then three games in a week.

“A week can change things for the better or for the worse. I am getting a bit boring with my answers but if you look too far ahead things can quickly change and it can bite you.

“There’s nine points to play for straight after the break. If it goes your way it makes a big difference, but it can go the other way.

“Anything you get in this league you earn, and that’s why we take every day and game as it comes and try and be the best we can every day.”

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