Steve Cooper | Let’s attack home challenge
Steve Cooper admits Swansea City are frustrated by their recent run of results at home, and are determined to meet the challenge of turning around their Liberty Stadium fortunes against Fulham tonight (7.45pm).
The Swans are the only unbeaten team away from home in the EFL, and went from January to September without losing a Championship fixture at the Liberty.
However, they have now lost four of their last six on home turf, taking just four points from a possible 18 in SA1.
But they remain in the top six heading into the meeting with the Cottagers under the Friday night lights.
And, with the visitors on a run of form that has seen them climb to third in the standings, Cooper feels there is no better time to hit top form on home turf.
“It’s annoying to be fair. I think teams have set up against us at the Liberty to not get beaten and that does pose us a problem,” said Cooper.
“It’s been frustrating that we’ve not been able to score enough goals and we have given away goals that have cost us.
“We are aware of it. The only way to put it right is to deal with the next one. We are really looking forward to playing Fulham.
“We want to attack putting the home form right – we certainly don’t want to shy away from it – and there’s no better time than the next game so let’s go for it.”
Fulham have won their last three games, and have started to find the sort of consistency that eluded them earlier in the campaign under Scott Parker.
And with the likes of Championship top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic and playmaker Tom Cairney in the visiting line-up, Cooper knows the size of the test facing the Swans.
“They play good football. they are highest for percentage of possession in the division,” added Cooper.
“They are a Premier League squad. They could compete week in, week out in the Premier League, there’s no doubt about that.
“They have massive resource put into their squad compared to others, so I am not surprised they are winning games and playing good football.
“I think it’s expected of them.
“I think they will come here and try to play the way they play so it has got the makings of a really good game.”