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2 tweaks Steve Cooper could make to his Swansea side to keep promotion-push going

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What a start it has been to the season for Swansea City.

The South Wales’ side have hit the ground running at a ferocious pace under Steve Cooper, completely obliterating any worries the fans had during a damaging pre-season.

It was a summer that saw the Swans lose manager Graham Potter as well as first-team stars Daniel James and Oli McBurnie, joining Manchester United and Sheffield United respectively.

But they now sit top of the Championship with six matches played, winning five and drawing just one of their opening matches.

The question now will be whether or not Cooper and his men can maintain that momentum throughout the rest of the season, starting with a visit from Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

So, what can he do to ensure they remain on course?

Well, here are two suggestions for tweaks he could make to his side…

Routledge starts

Whilst there have been plenty of outstanding performances in the Swansea squad, one area that could well be improved is in the hole just behind the striker.

Yan Dhanda played there against Leeds but to little effect, and it is probably time to allow Bersant Celina to fill that gap once again, after playing out wide in the opening matches.

The left-wing area is one that could be filled by Wayne Routledge. He was the hero against Leeds and his experience in a squad otherwise lacking it could prove a real weapon.

Change of shape

The 4-2-3-1 has worked well for the Swans so far for Cooper season but having an extra option up his sleeve is never a bad idea.

With Borja Baston and Sam Surridge both making fast starts to the season, scoring six goals between them so far, it could be worth trying to play both of them in a strike-pairing.

With the likes of Andre Ayew and Routledge in the side, as well as Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton as holding midfield options, a 4-4-2 or a diamond could suit the club.

It is well worth trying. If it works the rewards could be huge and it will make them that little bit harder to beat.

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