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Steve Cooper | It's a really disappointing day

27th June
First team

Steve Cooper pulled no punches in his assessment of Swansea City’s performance in defeat to Luton Town at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans head coach saw his side’s play-off aspirations suffer a setback as James Collins’ second-half header settled the contest in SA1.

The hosts also ended the game with 10 men as Jordon Garrick saw red after throwing a punch in a melee late in the second half, meaning he is set to miss the next three games.

And Cooper was unimpressed as his side fell four points off the play-off pace, having hauled themselves within a point in such impressive fashion at Middlesbrough a week prior.

“We have only got ourselves to blame, that’s for sure,” said the Swans boss.

“It’s a poor result, a poor performance and I did not see it coming after last week and the build-up into the game.

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“I did not like our attitude towards the game once it started. I thought we were not efficient enough in terms of doing the basics.

“We waited for the person next to us to get the job done rather than doing it ourselves. It’s hard to shake that off if you start like that.

“We tried to liven things up at half-time and we were a little better, although not to the level we expect.

“We gave away a poor goal, we lose possession a couple of times and it’s a free cross and a free header.

“It’s a really disappointing day, we’ve done it too many times this season where we have put ourselves in a good position and not capitalised. For me, it is a mentality thing.”

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