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Steve Cooper | Swansea City can benefit from Ben Cabango's Wales debut

4th September 2020
First team

Steve Cooper believes Swansea City will benefit from Ben Cabango’s international experience after the centre-back won his first Wales cap.

The 20-year-old has been called up by national boss Ryan Giggs for the Nations League fixtures against Finland and Bulgaria.

Cabango was sent on for former Swan Daniel James in the final moments in Helsinki as Giggs’ side, which also featured Connor Roberts, held out for a 1-0 win.

He now hopes to feature again when Bulgaria head to Cardiff on Sunday as Wales look to make it two from two in League B Group four.

It caps a whirlwind year for Cabango, who made 26 appearances and scored once in his breakthrough campaign under Cooper with the Swans last term.

And the Swans boss feels the international experience will benefit the defender massively when he returns to club duty.

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“We’re very proud of Ben being with the national team,” said Cooper. “He is an academy graduate who had his opportunity last season and took it and has now had the recognition this year for his national team.

“When he comes back he will be a better player for the full international experience.

“We saw his potential as soon as we took him into the first team squad.

“He’s a good learner, he wants to improve every single day and we’re really enjoying watching him develop.”