Steve Cooper predicts selection questions in the future after a better performance from his Swansea side

Jay Fulton on the scoresheet for the Swans as Rhian Brewster celebrates at the Liberty Stadium
Jay Fulton on the scoresheet for the Swans as Rhian Brewster and Matt Grimes celebrate at the Liberty Stadium. Image courtesy of Swansea City

by Matt Slater

SWANS boss Steve Cooper was happy with the performance against Huddersfield Town, but felt the game could have been done and dusted by half time.

His side got their first win in six league games as two late goals from Jay Fulton and Jordon Garrick saw them take the three points.

Cooper was keen to express that despite the good performance, the score line could have been higher and just how delighted he was with the goal scorers.

“I am pleased. It was a good result and we were as good as we have been for a while,” he said.

“It is slightly frustrated that we didn’t make it two or three in the first half. We looked a real threat and looked defensively solid.”

Cooper felt Fulton was exceptional in the holding midfield role, and his manager wanted to praise him for his performance.

“Jay (Fulton) was excellent today in the role that we asked him to do. It is one of those roles that can go unnoticed, but certainly not with myself and the coaching staff.”

Substitute Garrick has now scored two goals in two games, and his availability has left a question mark in Cooper’s head.

“He came on and looked a threat. He’s playing well. When he came on, he was asked to do some defending and that’s part of growing and becoming a first team player.

“We want Jordan to be in the team, fighting week in and week out.

“He’s had long injuries this year and they have reoccurred. It would be easy to throw him in, and maybe that’s just around the corner, but as we stand now, we must be careful with him. But if he can keep coming on and playing how he is then that’s not a bad situation as well.”

Another question mark in Steve Cooper’s head is the availability of veterans, Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer.

“Wayne will be out for another 10 days. He has just got a niggle behind the knee and Nathan is similar. Nathan is more inconclusive but were hoping its just a few days.

“They are very visible around the dressing room and add value. They are both positive influences, so, hopefully, they will be available soon.”