Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper has revealed that the club will be keeping a close eye on winger Kristoffer Peterson during his loan spell at FC Utrecht.
The 25-year-old joined the Dutch club on loan in January as he looks for some minutes in senior football and his time back in the country where he made his name has started well with two goals in his first six appearances across all competitions
The Swedish winger joined the club last summer but failed to make an impact at The Liberty Stadium as he scored just once in 11 appearances.
Speaking to WalesOnline, Cooper said: “It’s a bridge to cross in the summer. He’s obviously gone out on loan and he’s getting some minutes,” added Cooper.
“Of course, we’ll be monitoring all of the players out on loan and how they’re doing.
“They’re there for the season so our focus is always just on getting ready for the next games and while monitoring them, we’ll pick things up in the summer.”
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Peterson spent part of his early career with Utrecht from 2014 to 2017 as he struck twice in 33 appearances for the senior squad and was also sent out on loan to Roda JC.
The Sweden international scored 21 goals in 61 games for Heracles Almelo which persuaded Cooper to sign the winger who he had coached during his time at the Liverpool academy.
Joel Asoro is also getting some regular minutes while out on loan with Groningen on a season-long loan deal.
The winger has a secure future at Swansea City as his contract lasts until the summer of 2022 but his performances out on loan could still play a big part in his future at the club.
He will be out to impress and show the Swansea manager that he has exactly what it takes to become a star man for his side over the next couple of years.