Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper glad of Liberty tie

14th August 2019
First team

Steve Cooper is glad Swansea City have another home fixture to look forward to after drawing Cambridge United in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The Swans set up the Liberty Stadium clash – to be played the week beginning August 26 – as three goals in seven second-half minutes helped them see off Northampton.

Andre Ayew bagged a brace, with George Byers also on the scoresheet, as the Swans continued their unbeaten start to life under head coach Cooper.

Steve Cooper

And the 39-year-old was happy to get another home draw in what is a crowded August fixture list.

“We’re pleased it’s a home tie. There are still a lot of games to play and now we’ve got another one,” he said.

“The fact it’s at home works well. We look forward to it. It’s a chance to get to the third round where all the top Premier League clubs come in.

“To give ourselves an opportunity to possibly have a draw like that will be good.

“Like against Northampton, we’ll give it maximum respect and prepare for it like we would any other game and we’ll be ready.”