Steve Cooper left with mixed feelings after draw

21st September 2019
First team
Steve Cooper

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper was left with mixed feelings despite seeing his side pick up a hard-earned point at Bristol City.

The Swans kept a third clean sheet in four Championship away games this season, and could have come away with all three as Andre Ayew, Mike van der Hoorn and Joe Rodon all failed to net from good chances.

All of which meant that, while Cooper was happy with the performance, he was not as pleased with the final outcome.

“There’s mixed feelings really. We certainly came here to win,” said the 39-year-old.

“We know Bristol City have been in good form and been good value for their results, but we feel we want to come and be positive and take games to the opposition.

Steve Cooper

“We did that today, it was a good performance but with the way the game went it was an average result.

“It feels like a missed opportunity. I felt we played like the home team second half.

“I like Bristol City and Lee Johnson, I know Lee well so to see them penned in their own box and resorting to longer balls was pleasing.

“I feel we are making progress. It’s a game we could and should have won, but we didn’t and we move on.”