Steve Cooper | Lowe an exciting signing
Steve Cooper expects Jamal Lowe to provide plenty of excitement for Swansea City fans after the winger completed his move from Wigan Athletic, subject to international clearance.
The 26-year-old forward has put pen to paper on an initial three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium, with an option for an additional 12 months.
Lowe caught the eye of the Swans’ boss in the two Championship wins over Wigan last season, with the former Barnet and Portsmouth man scoring six goals in 46 league appearances across the full campaign.
And Cooper was also impressed by the appetite and desire Lowe showed to get back to the professional ranks after spending more than four years in the non-league game prior to joining Pompey.
“Jamal is an exciting player, and a real threat on the pitch,” said Cooper.
“But the fact his story is a bit different from that of the player that comes through the academy is good, because he is hungry.
“He has played a lot of football, but he is a young professional in some ways. When you have that journey he has been on, you understand the privilege of being a professional player.
“The conversations I had with him gave me that feeling that he has that appetite, there was a lot of interest in him so it is great he wants to be part of what we are doing.
“He could have made some easier decision in terms of logistics for himself, but he wanted to come here and be a part of what we are doing.”
While Cooper expects Lowe’s pace and movement to give Swans fans reason to get out of their seats or off the sofa when watching him, he was also keen to point out the work-rate of his new acquisition.
“He is an exciting attacking player, he can play inside or outside, but he has a positive mindset and is a good athlete with good speed,” added Cooper.
“I want the team to be full of dynamic, mobile, hungry players who can play well with the ball, and he fits that.
“But he also does the non-negotiables, he has a real work ethic and work-rate. He is a threat, he wants to create, he wants to make a difference and get at people.
“He also works for the team. He presses for the team, tracks defenders for his team-mates and I think the fans will like his style of play. I think he fits right in.”