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Loan watch: How’s Swansea City’s Kristoffer Peterson faring at FC Utrecht?

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The 25-year-old joined FC Utrecht on-loan for the remainder of the season in January.

Peterson joined the Welsh club in the summer. He arrived from Dutch Eredivisie side Heracles where he’d enjoyed a prolific season, scoring 12 times in 33 league appearances.

Arriving with a lot of expectation then, Peterson wasn’t really given a proper chance in the first-half of the season.

He made just seven league appearances and failed to score in any, and with Swansea securing the loan-signings of Rhian Brewster and Conor Gallagher, Peterson faced a contested second-half of the season as well.

But since joining Utrecht, he’s shown that he’s still got his scoring touch – in eight appearances in all competitions for the club so far, he’s scored two goals made one assist.

He’s been playing in the left-hand side of a front-three and that position looks to be where he’s strongest. Steve Cooper often dons a 4-2-3-1 formation with Swansea, and that set-up seemingly didn’t have a place for Peterson.

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In that set-up the wingers have to be up and down whereas in a three, the wingers and forward work in unity to close down opposition defenders, staying much higher up the pitch.

If and when the footballing seasons resumes around Europe, Peterson will hopefully keep the ball rolling and prove his worth to Cooper with Utrecht.

His ability is clear and he’s a player that looks well-suited to Championship football, but Cooper may have to see through a tactical change to fit Peterson into the system, and to eventually get the goals out of him.


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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