Steve Cooper | We'll travel with belief and a positive mindset

23rd October
First team
Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper expects a stern test against Bristol City on Saturday, but Swansea City will head to face the Robins with no lack of belief.

The Swans travel to Ashton Gate on Saturday to take on Dean Holden’s side, who have made a strong start to the Championship season with 13 points from their first six games.

However, Swansea have also started well. Cooper’s men have 11 points on the board and boast an impressive away league record – excluding play-off games - which has seen them avoid defeat on their travels since February.

Add in the recent history of a fixture that has always been hard fought given the relative geographical proximity of the two clubs, and it’s a game both sets of supporters will be looking forward to.

“They’ve had a good return of points so far. This will be a really tough game, we know that, and it always is,” said the Swansea head coach.

Steve Cooper

“I think they’re as strong as any squad in the Championship in terms of depth. It’s a highly- resourced squad who - on their day - are a really good team.

“We know what to expect from them with the really strong squad that they have, and a good team.

“It has got the makings of a really good game. We believe we have enough to win any game. 

“I think it’s too early to say where teams are, as we’re only six games in.

“It's a tough game, but one that we’ve got to be positive about and look forward to. The training ground is a really good place at the moment.”