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Neil Thompson issues honest Swansea City verdict as Sheffield Wednesday clash looms

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Neil Thompson admits that Swansea City will provide a “great challenge” for his Sheffield Wednesday side this weekend.

Swansea have had an excellent season under Steve Cooper, and are in the midst of a hugely competitive battle for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

The Swans have yielded 15 wins from 27 Championship outings this season, losing only four times and sitting within four points of top spot with a game in hand.

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Cooper’s side are unbeaten in their last eight games in the Championship, and gave Manchester City a good battle as they lost 3-1 to Pep Guardiola’s side in the FA Cup last night.

On Saturday, they travel to Hillsborough hoping to pick up another win and apply the pressure on the league leaders once more.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, interim Wednesday boss Neil Thompson has insisted that Swansea will provide a “great challenge” for his side this weekend.

He said: “Swansea are playing really good football, a lot of energy and they are up there for a reason.

“I’ve known Steve Cooper for many years, he likes to play good football but they are tough and resilient as well. It’s a great challenge for us.”

Wednesday head into this clash on the back of a vital 2-0 home win over Wycombe Wanderers – the Owls have won three of their last four games in the Championship, and have climbed out of the relegation zone.

The Verdict

Swansea are very likely to win this one, but I also wouldn’t surprised if Wednesday got something out of the game.

The Owls are in good form at the moment and have defeated some good sides in recent weeks, and they are playing with confidence most importantly.

Swansea should win this one as they are a better side, but it will be a tough test for them given Wednesday’s recent upturn in form and results.


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