Luton away Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper | You can see the players are giving everything for our club

13th March 2021
First team

Steve Cooper felt Swansea City’s 1-0 win over Luton Town was further evidence of a squad giving everything to be successful for the club.

The Swans kept an 18th clean sheet of the season at Kenwilworth Road, with Conor Hourihane’s early goal securing another three points.

On a day when conditions were difficult, head coach Cooper was pleased to see his side once again show great character to claim a win that temporarily moved them up to second in the table.

And he praised the efforts of his players as they negotiate a “football treadmill” in a relentless schedule in the final quarter of a gruelling and bruising season.

“Obviously, we are happy with the three points and the clean sheet,” said Cooper.

“It was a really tough game to play in, Luton don’t lose many games here and you throw in the pitch and the wind; it had the makings of not being a pretty game.

“So the result and the three points is the focus and well done to the lads.

Conor Hourihane

“We scored a good goal, there weren’t many chances in the game.

“At the moment, it’s a treadmill of keeping going and staying on it.

“It’s hard, pitches are difficult, conditions are difficult, the games are ramping up. So, it takes a lot to win games.

“I am glad we showed quality at the right moment, but in terms of the commitment and attitude – after making five changes, some of which were forced on us – it was brilliant.

“We try to play as we do, it’s easier in some games than others. Luton had a full week of rest and I am not letting any negativity come into the camp from the outside.

“The focus is what the lads are doing, they are working really hard. We have 10 points from the last 12 after losing against Bristol City, where we played really well.

“The boys are giving everything for themselves and the football club.

”I will not let anything distract from that, because they are a great group who are giving their all every day to achieve for this football club.”