Steve Cooper | There were plenty of positives for us

21st November 2020
First team
Steve Cooper Rotherham

Steve Cooper felt there were a number of positives for his Swansea City side following their 1-0 win over Rotherham United.

The Swans took all three points as Matt Grimes netted his first goal in 19 months to make it three home wins in a row.

They did so without the injured Andre Ayew and Marc Guehi, while Viktor Gyokeres and Jordon Garrick were absent as they self-isolate following positive tests for Covid-19.

Liam Cullen became the latest academy product to make a full debut for the club as he made his first start, and the Swans showed plenty of grit and determination to get over the line as Rotherham pushed for a last-gasp equaliser.

“I’m really happy with the result because we have lost some players, it’s the first game after the international break - which we notoriously have not been good at - and for the type of game it was and became,” said the Swansea head coach.

“You know how we want to play, we want the game to look a certain way but it doesn’t always happen that way.

Rotherham first goal cele

“It will always be our first intention and when it’s not we have to make sure that we show the other side of the game and today we did.  

“Without looking back too much, we should have scored more goals in the previous two games too, so you’re hoping that it doesn’t come back to bite you, but it didn’t today.  

“We’ve got to look at the positives, it’s a really good win, we had Liam Cullen making his full debut, we have three points and a clean sheet.

“It’s the days and the games like this that can end up being really important. I’m not saying we wouldn’t have won this game last year, but there were times when we didn’t win those types of games.

“So, let’s look forward to Sheffield Wednesday now on Wednesday.”