Steve Cooper | Swansea City remaining level-headed
Steve Cooper says Swansea City must remain on an even keel emotionally in order to make sure they are ready to resume Championship action with a positive performance at Barnsley on Saturday.
On the back of the international break the Swans head to Oakwell this weekend looking to get back on track following defeat to Stoke last time out.
That setback at the Liberty Stadium saw the Swans miss out on the chance to stay top of the division heading into the brief break.
But Cooper insists there is no need for consternation or panic among the ranks over that defeat, just as there was no cause for getting carried away by the preceding win at Charlton.
“We use the international break to reflect, as we would do anyway. Nothing has changed in that regard,” said the head coach.
“We've had some great results this season so far. Off the back of the one at Charlton, we didn't get too high.
“Although we're disappointed by the defeat to Stoke we're not going to get too low either.
“We'll learn from it, we'll step forward, we’ve dealt with the international break exactly as we planned and will get ready for Barnsley.
“I think the Stoke performance stands alone in terms of how it was. I don't think it was similar to other performances.
“We fell short in too many ways, but it was a bit of a one-off in terms of pattern and the focus will be on looking at ourselves.”