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Cooper assesses Swansea’s chances of promotion ahead of weekend clash with Sheffield Wednesday

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Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has remained coy on his side’s chances of promotion from the Championship this season, insisting that he’ll take the season ‘one game at a time’.

After back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first-time since August, Swansea look to be back on track.

Under their new manager Steve Cooper, the Swans enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, winning seven of their eight opening games in all competitions and quickly asserting themselves under the former England youth coach.

A trip to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend presents the Welsh outfit with a chance to go on a three-game winning streak before entering the international break.

Cooper spoke to the press today ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire, and when asked about his side’s promotion prospects this year, said:


“One game at a time. We were talking about it walking over, and we’ve got one game now before the break then three games in a week.”

After the international break, Swansea face Millwall, Huddersfield Town and Fulham within the space of six days.

“A week can change things for the better or for the worse,” explained Cooper. “I’m getting a bit boring with my answers but if you look too far ahead things can quickly change and it can bite you.

“There’s nine points to play for straight after the break. If it goes your way it makes a big difference but it can go the other way.”

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Swansea are fourth in the Championship going into the weekend, joint-second on 28 points with Preston and Leeds United.

“Anything you get in this league you earn” added Cooper, “that’s why we take every day and game as it comes and try and be the best we can every day.”

The verdict

Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday will be a formidable foe for Swansea at the weekend, and a win at Hillsborough would be an excellent result for Cooper and his team.

They’ve definitely got the quality in their squad to do Monk’s some damage, but they’ll have to be at their utmost best to go into the break on the back of three-wins.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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