Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper | We showed our attacking threat

26th September 2020
First team

Steve Cooper felt Swansea City had shown their attacking capabilities in victory at Wycombe, and has challenged his side to build on a dominant showing with the ball.

Goals from Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe, inside the first 23 minutes, helped the Swans extend their unbeaten start to the Championship season with a 2-0 win at Adams Park.

Head coach Cooper had challenged his side to create more from promising positions after the frustrating draw with Birmingham, and they certainly did that during an opening half where they had nearly 70 per cent of possession and crafted a stream of openings.

The only slight disappointment for the Swans boss was that the final margin of victory was not greater, but he was happy with a number of passages of slick attacking play, most notably in the lead-up to the two goals.

“First and foremost it’s a good result, any win away from home in the Championship is and that is reflected in the mood in the dressing room,” said Cooper.

Swans celebrate v Wycombe

“I thought in the first half some of the football we played was excellent. Right from the off, that was the way we want to play, including the two goals.

“So, we are really pleased with the result and performance. We would have liked to have carried the way we played on into the second half, and that was certainly the intention at half-time.

“We wanted to stay on the front foot and put the game to bed, but obviously legs can get a bit tired.

“We know we were a bit short of our capabilities with the ball against Birmingham, and it’s been a real point from the boys to improve that, and we did.

“Our build-up play was good last week, but we did not turn it into clear chances and shots, we did that today.

“But we always want more, and the next bit is to score more goals than we did today.

“But first half, we looked like the team I want us to be and I hope that can help with momentum and we can take it into our next week of training.”

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