Steve Cooper and Yan Dhanda

Yan Dhanda | Squad spirit remains strong

21st April
First team

Yan Dhanda has revealed how the team bond and spirit between the Swansea City squad and staff has remained firmly intact during the ongoing suspension of football.

The Swans have not played since the goalless draw against West Brom on the opening weekend in March, and the nature of the Coronavirus pandemic means there is no clear outline as to when football will return with the health and safety of all very much the priority.

Midfielder Dhanda and his team-mates have been training in isolation, following individual programmes provided by David Tivey, the Swans’ first-team fitness coach.

But they remain in close contact with one another, and head coach Steve Cooper.

“We have a WhatsApp group chat with everyone in it, and the gaffer has been calling round us every few days to see how we are,” said Dhanda.

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“So, we are all in touch regularly, and that’s a good thing.

“It’s important because if the season carries on we will be back together, we want to be getting in the play-offs and getting to the Premier League.

“If we are going to do that then keeping that team bond and team spirit can be key.

“We are trying to be positive and thinking about how unbelievable it will be when we are all back at the Liberty, with the atmosphere rocking.

“That’s something we can all look forward to when it comes.”