Steve Cooper Coventry

Steve Cooper focused on building momentum

27th February
First team

Steve Cooper has his sights set on ensuring Swansea City pick up momentum once again when they host Bristol City today.

The Swans suffered a rare setback when they were beaten at Huddersfield a week ago, but responded well with a 1-0 victory over Coventry in midweek.

Their destiny remains firmly in their own hands as they sit a point off the automatic promotion places with two games in hand on all the teams above them.

They will look to maintain that push when they entertain the Robins at the Liberty Stadium, with Nigel Pearson set to take charge of the visitors for the first time.

Much of the pre-match focus has been on the subject of Pearson’s appointment, but Cooper’s own attention has been firmly on making sure his side are ready to go again.

"They're all massive tests. We won't pay too much attention to them changing manager or recent results,” he said.

Conor Hourihane

"Obviously we do our opposition analysis, but the focus will be on us.

“We're at home, we've just had a good win and we want to make it two in a row to get momentum going again. That'll be our only focus. It's a good game to look forward to.

"I don't know (about  a new manager bounce) to be honest. It's not a science, is it?

“We won't be paying any attention to it.

"I actually know the coaches at Bristol City really well, I worked with them both with England, Keith Downing and Paul Simpson.

"But we're just focused on ourselves and hopefully it's enough to get us another positive day."

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