Joe Rodon

Steve Cooper excited by Rodon's form and potential

19th August 2019
First team

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper has praised Joe Rodon’s form at the start of the new season, and believes there are big things ahead for the young centre-half.

Rodon made his breakthrough at first-team level last term, enjoying an excellent season until a broken metatarsal sidelined him for much of the second half of the campaign.

He has come back into the side at the start of the new season and helped the Swans pick up seven points from a possible nine during the early going.

And Cooper has spoken of his admiration for the 21-year-old and the responsibility he is willing to take on and off the field despite his tender years.

“I think Joe is a big player for us,” said the Swans boss.

Joe Rodon

“He has had a very good start to the season, and the exciting thing with Joe is he is only going to get better.

“I really believe in his potential.

“He is a right-footed centre-back playing on the left, which just shows his quality of how he can play with the ball.

“He is taking great responsibility, with and without the ball, and he is only going to grow in this environment.

“I think he is a really good player and I am enjoying working with him.

Joe Rodon

“He loves Swansea, he loves playing for the football club. He is proud to represent the club – those are his words not mine – and he is giving his all day in and day out.

“It’s a real honour to work with him and the guys every day as they only want to improve and support their team-mates.

“Joe is a fantastic example of that. If he keeps going as he only good things will happen for him with club and country.”