Steve Cooper Coventry

Steve Cooper | It's about delivering in the areas we can control

3rd March 2021
First team

Steve Cooper insists Swansea City have to keep their focus tightly trained on the things they can control in tonight’s meeting with Stoke City; and over the remainder of the season.

The Swans remain well-placed in the battle near the top of the table, sitting four points off the automatic promotion places with two games in hand on their rivals above them.

They head to the bet365 Stadium this evening looking to respond from the disappointment of taking three points from a possible nine in their last three games.

And, with his side still very much having their fortunes within their own grasp, head coach Cooper has underlined the importance of looking no further than the next game and the next opportunity to perform.

“This will be a tough one because Stoke have a really strong squad of players, that have experience and talent,” he said.

Steve Cooper

“They have players who have cost a lot of money - that’s for a reason – and you know that playing Stoke will be a strong test, regardless of what form they are in.

“We are treating it that way, but we really want to go there in the right frame of mind; confident and committed in how we play and what we can do on the night.

“There is so much that can still happen, as we know from last season, so topics about whether we have had a good season or not are for the end of the season really.

“Now it’s about delivering when it counts, which is on game days, and we have to make sure we are ready to go, because those are the things we are in control of.”