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Steve Cooper assesses Swansea City’s play-off hopes following weekend win

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Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has been assessing the Championship play-off race after his side picked up a much-needed three points to aid their own chances.

It was their first win in seven matches in the second tier and it brought them to within five points of sixth-placed Preston North End in the process.

Cooper sounded quietly confident when asked about his side’s chances.

“It’s always been the challenge to create momentum and consistency,” he told his pre-match press conference on Monday afternoon, reported by Wales Online (13:41).

“I’ve never had any complaints with the lads giving their best. It’s just been, like most teams in the league, getting that consistency.

“There’s no better time to create that than after a win and a good performance like we did at the weekend.”

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It was Andre Ayew who gave Cooper’s side the lead on Saturday, steering home a rebound after Jonas Lossl had parried Aldo Kalulu’s strike.

Steve Mounie levelled in the 78th minute but the Swans were not be beaten, with Jay Fulton heading in his second of the season and Jordon Garrick securing the three points.

On Wednesday night they travel to South West London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage where they will have the chance to narrow the gap on the play-offs to just two points.

The verdict

Cooper is clearly excited about the prospect of a late chase for a place in the play-offs and why shouldn’t he be?

That positive energy could be incredibly infectious for the rest of the players and could lead to some of Swansea’s best performances so far.

I think they will ultimately just fall short. They do not appear to have the squad depth to better the likes of Bristol City or Nottingham Forest, but why not go for it? Being the outsiders could just work perfectly for them.


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