Steve Cooper happy with Swansea City's transfer business

3rd February 2021
First team
Steve Cooper and Mike Marsh

Steve Cooper reflected on a successful January transfer deadline day at Swansea City after adding three new faces to his squad.

American international Paul Arriola arrived on loan from DC United while Morgan Whittaker and Kieron Freeman joined from Derby County and Swindon Town.

Freeman’s deal also saw Jordon Garrick head in the other direction as he linked up with the Robins on loan for the rest of the campaign.

And the Swans boss was happy with the club’s dealings in what was the final period to do business before the end of the season.

Morgan Whittaker

“I’m pleased we didn’t lose anybody. Like anything, you bring players in with the idea that it can help you,” said Cooper.

“The proof will be in the pudding. I’m very happy with the squad of players anyway, but it's always good to get some fresh faces in, and hopefully it can help us going forward.

“Morgan’s one for the future. How much of an impact he’ll have short-term, we’re not too sure. We’re really happy he’s with us. He’s a young player with potential and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop.

“Paul Arriola won’t be with us for a while. Coming from the US, it’s harder to get in. We’re not quite sure when he’ll arrive.

Kieron Freeman

“We’re really happy that Kerion’s joined us. It happened later than we would have liked, but it’s done now and we’ve got good strength in depth on the right.

“The more players you can bring in with the experience of winning promotion the better. Kieron really does that.

“We had to bring in bodies, now we’ve done that it’s about putting it all together.”