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Steve Cooper | We're excited to have so much at stake

25th June 2020
First team

Steve Cooper is excited at what the weeks ahead could bring for Swansea City with so much at stake in the Championship table.

The Swans are targeting a play-off place, and restarted the season in fine fashion with a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

They now face a Luton side who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table, while there are a number of important fixtures in the promotion picture over the course of the coming weekend.

With so many sides having something on the line during the frenetic closing weeks of the extended 2019-20 campaign, and a level playing field with games being played behind closed doors, head coach Cooper admits the sense of the unknown adds to the sense of intrigue and excitement

“We’re massively excited. We can’t wait for the games to come,” said Cooper.

“I think the picture will change like it did last weekend. You can easily look at what else is going on, but you’ve got to look after yourselves.

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“We’re excited to be part of it, we’re right in the mix and we always feel we have been. The games can’t come quick enough. 

“There’s so many teams playing for something, wherever they are in the league.

“I don’t think it’s too much about looking at league position. There’s no real form, although everyone’s played a game now.

“There’s no real rhythm to the games yet because we’ve only played one. This Saturday will be no different.

“We’re at home, yes, there’s no fans, but we’re in familiar surroundings. We’re right at the back end of the season with so much to play for.”