Steve Cooper | Let's get back to being us
Steve Cooper wants Swansea City to “get back to being ourselves” by starting a new unbeaten sequence at Coventry City tonight (7.45pm).
The Swans head to St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium to face the Sky Blues, smarting from seeing their unbeaten Championship record ended by defeat to Huddersfield on the weekend.
Head coach Cooper and his side were frustrated they had not emerged with something to show for their efforts in a game where they created numerous chances, but the nature of the Championship schedule for the coming months mean another opportunity to accumulate points arrives quickly.
They face a Coventry side who were promoted as League One champions, and have perhaps performed better than their results would suggest.
Cooper expects a stern test on Swansea’s travels, but wants the focus to be on producing a better all-round performance in in order to get back to winning ways.
“I’ve watched Coventry a lot over the international break, they play with a good style and interesting formation,” he said.
“They have shown they are more than able to compete at this level, and they can cause damage to sides with how they play.
“But, after defeat, whoever we were playing next, it is always going to be about us getting back to being us.
“Large parts of the performance against Huddersfield were good. But you want to perform well, create and take chances and keep the ball out of your net. We did not do that well enough on the weekend.
“We look at ourselves and want to make sure we get back on a winning run.”
Cooper also confirmed new signings Ryan Bennett and Ryan Manning are in contention to make their debuts following their deadline-day signings, but fellow new arrival Joel Latibeaudiere is working his way up to full fitness after a recent injury.