Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper | We have history to be proud of

6th September 2019
First team

Swansea City boss Steve Cooper says the club’s recent history means the strong start to the season should come as no surprise.

The Swans currently sit top of the Championship table, having picked up 16 points from a possible eight during the opening month of the season.

They have also advanced to the third round of the Carabao Cup with wins over Northampton and Cambridge United, setting up a tie at Premier League Watford later this month.

Few outside of Swansea had predicted Cooper’s men would make such a strong start, but the head coach pointed out that the club’s spell in the Premier League, plus lifting major silverware and appearing in European competition in the last decade should not be overlooked.

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper

And, following the first win at Leeds in 70 years, he outlined why he believes they are achievements Swansea City should continue to take pride in as he looks to plot a bright future after a difficult few seasons.

“Any win away from home is great and winning at Elland Road shows we can come to these places and we can perform and we can get results. That’s what we want to do,” he said.

“But people forget this is a big club, you only have to look at its recent history with seven years in the Premier League, winning the League Cup and playing in the Europa League.

“It’s something we should be proud of, because I am proud to be part of this next bit whatever happens as we move forward.

"We want everyone to be proud of what we do, be it the players, the management, the staff at Fairwood and the Liberty Stadium and all our supporters."