Huddersfield Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper | It's all to play for

24th February
First team

Steve Cooper believes Swansea City head to Fulham on Wednesday with all still to play for in the Championship play-off fight.

The Swans kept themselves five points off the top six with victory over Huddersfield last time out.

That first win in six games provides a timely boost with just a dozen games remaining in the season.

They now take on a Fulham side who currently sit in the play-off spots, but who have still got their sights set on a top-two finish and automatic promotion as they look to chase down West Brom and Leeds ahead of them.

And the Swans boss knows positive results against Fulham and Blackburn this week could see the Swans make significant strides.

“The challenge has always been to create momentum and create consistency,” said Cooper.

Huddersfield Steve Cooper

“It’s about trying to get that consistency and momentum, and there’s no better time to try and do that than after a win.

“We got that at the weekend, so we need to build on that.

“It’s all to play for isn’t it? We say it every week, anything can happen, particularly in a three-game week where things can all look so different come the end of play on Saturday.

“So, you have to tighten the focus, and give yourself the best opportunity to be ready for the game in front of you.”

Cooper confirmed Wayne Routledge will miss out with a knee problem, while Nathan Dyer is only rated 50-50 to be ready to be involved at Craven Cottage.

Mike van der Hoorn, meanwhile, is set to undergo a scan on his knee injury today.