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Steve Cooper | No-one is getting carried away

4th October 2019
First team

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper insists no-one at the club is getting carried away by a good start to the season, and his sole focus is on producing greater consistency.

The Swans face Stoke at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday knowing a win will see them head into the international break at the summit of the Championship table.

But, with 36 games remaining at the time of writing, Cooper’s attention is no on the division standings, but in making sure Swansea continue to progress and build on a positive beginning to the new campaign.

It means he is paying little heed to the Potters’ position at the foot of the table, and knows Swansea cannot afford any complacency having lost at this stage of last season to an Ipswich side who – as Stoke are now – were winless.

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“You hear stories like that Ipswich one all the time because it is an unpredictable league,” he said.

“So, we have to try and be as consistent as we can in terms of results and performance and try and drown out any background noise over the situation of an opponent.

“It’s 11 v 11 game and we know what is required of us. We need to make sure we do the same again after the win at Charlton.

“It’s dangerous to look beyond the present. No-one is getting carried away, I can tell you that.

“All I want to do is focus on what is next.”