Steve Cooper | We want to show all sides of our game

25th September 2020
First team
Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper has been pleased to see Swansea City keep two clean sheets to start the Championship season, but he also wants his side to show what they can do with the ball.

The Swans have made an unbeaten start to the Championship season courtesy of a 1-0 win at Preston and a goalless draw at home to Birmingham.

Another shut-out this weekend would create a bit of history as it would mark the first time in Swansea’s 100 years as a Football League club that they would start a league season without conceding in any of their first three games.

Head coach Cooper has been pleased by the solidity and resilience his side have shown when called upon.

But he does not want his side’s defensive attributes to be the sole focus of attention.

“It’s always good, from a defending point of view, not to concede goals,” said Cooper.

Freddie Woodman

“As I said after the Birmingham game, it is not easy to keep clean sheets because of the variation of attacks in this league.

“It can even change in games where teams can try and play through you, and then change the profile of striker and make you defend balls into the box.

“So, it’s obviously good to keep clean sheets and the motivation for Freddie and the boys is to keep that going.

“But we also want to be a team that is in possession of the ball, trying to be attacking and creative.

“We want to be doing our best to be up the other end of the pitch.”