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Swansea boss issues message ahead of Brentford clash

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Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has stressed the importance of getting back to winning ways in South Wales tonight, as his side’s early form continues to dwindle.

Brentford make the trip into South Wales tonight to face Swansea City.

Thomas Frank’s side were the shock package at the weekend, staging a late comeback to beat Millwall 3-2 at Griffin Park.

The Swans meanwhile drew at Barnsley, as their early momentum continues to wear-off.

Cooper’s side have just one win in their last six Championship games, but remain third in the table – three points off of leaders West Brom.

Speaking to the club’s official website today, Cooper said:

“We definitely want to get back to firing at the Liberty… The last few results have not gone as we would have liked, and it’s disappointing, but it’s not something we can dwell on too much.

“We are facing a good team who had a good comeback on the weekend, so it promises to be a good game.”

Swansea are now without a home win in the Championship since they beat Birmingham City at the Liberty Stadum in August.

The manager and the players too have spoken about the importance of rectifying their dip in form in their home games, and tonight will be another opportunity for them to do so.

“You look at Reading, I thought we were excellent for the first 30 minutes, and we started really well against Stoke” said Cooper.

“I want us to get up to the levels we want quickly, and stay there for the whole of the game. It’s wishful thinking from any manager but I do feel like we’re due it.

“I feel it is coming and I feel the next game is a good opportunity to do it.”

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The verdict

Brentford haven’t had the best of seasons themselves but looked to have turned a corner in their last few games.

Cooper’s Swansea however are getting desperate for a win, and one in South Wales tonight would do his team a world of good.

They’re still well in the mix at the top of the Championship, and if they can recapture their earlier form then they’ll certainly be in contention this season.

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