Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has admitted that the club have planned for all possible eventualities ahead of the January transfer window, with the Swans manager reassuring Wales Online that the Welsh outfit have all their bases covered.
The club have continued their fine form from last season into the current campaign after missing out in the play-offs, with Cooper having seen his side into the early running for the top six this time round despite the squad undergoing a mass overhaul of personnel over the summer.
It is expected that the club will be busy again come January as they seek to strengthen their grip on one of the top six places in the division with incomings and potential outgoings sure to be on the agenda if the deals are right for the Swans.
Speaking about the upcoming window, Cooper admitted the following: “That sort of succession planning is always going on constantly.
“Things might get wrapped up a little bit more the closer you get to a transfer window, and during transfer windows because you’ve always got the threat of losing players as well, as we know.
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“We are constantly meeting, speaking and having lists together of what we’d like to do, what we’d do if ‘what ifs’ happen if players get injured of if we lose players to transfer fees and things like that.
“You can plan as much as you want, and there’s always things you can stumble across that no plan could be ready for. But for most of the stuff we’ll be in good shape I think.”
The Swans picked up yet another victory at the weekend as they saw off Luton Town, meaning that Cooper’s side will head into tomorrow’s clash with fellow high-flyers Bournemouth in confident mood.
It could well be a big January for the Swans this season as they look to go one better this term and achieve promotion to the Premier League.
Holding onto the likes of top performers Andre Ayew and Connor Roberts should be viewed as a priority by Cooper, with both players having shone for the club again.
With regards to incomings, many would suspect that the Swans may bring in one or two, with mid-season additions sometimes proving to be a gamble worth taking for clubs that occupy the higher reaches of the league standings.
Bringing in a player that can make a big impact can be the difference between a play-off place and automatic spot in the Championship.