Steve Cooper training return

Steve Cooper | We want to put smiles on faces in these tough times

24th June 2020
First team

Steve Cooper hopes Swansea City can give the Jack Army reasons for cheer following the difficulties many will have experienced during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Football resumed after a three-month break last weekend, with the Swans securing a handsome 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough to close to within a point of the Championship play-off places.

There are eight games remaining as head coach Cooper and his side target a top-six finish, but supporters are currently not able to attend games as they are played behind closed doors in the interests of preventing the spread of Covid-19.

While the Swans will miss their support – both home and away – Cooper is keen to give fans something to smile about even if they will not be able to roar their side on when Swansea face Luton in SA1 on Saturday.

“It has been hard not being able to engage with our fans, and that will go for every football club and their communities,” said the Swans boss.

“A lot of football clubs are at the heart of their communities, and this one is no different, that’s how we want it to be.

Middlesbrough Steve Cooper

“We have done as much as we can in terms of speaking to supporters, finding out and trying to help those who may have fallen on some tough times.

“We have tried to offer support as best we can, and that’s why it’s so important we get going again because it is such a vital part of people’s lives to watch their team play.

“It’s an important part of the lives of many people.

“They love to see their team play, and we know a lot of Swans fans see it that way.

“We have a unique support down here, and we will miss it and we will appreciate it more than ever when we do have them back in the stadium.

“We hope we can put some smiles on faces and make them proud.”