Cooper - Swansea blip isn't over just yet

14 April 2021 20:17:55 GMTPlus10

Swansea manager Steve Cooper insists the "blip isn't over yet" despite them getting their Championship promotion hopes back on track with consecutive league triumphs.

The Swans had endured four straight league losses, failing to score in reverses with Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham and Preston, to fall out of touch of the automatic promotion places.

The blip isn't over yet. It was a good positive response on Saturday and again here.

Steve Cooper

But back-to-back away successes at Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday in the space of just three days have lifted spirits and seen the Swans return to third in the Championship.

Goals from Jamal Lowe and Jay Fulton earned a 2-0 victory for Cooper's side at Hillsborough on Tuesday, leaving them seven points behind second-placed Watford with five games to play, the last of which comes at Vicarage Road.

The Swans are nine points clear of Reading in seventh and should at least be assured of a playoff place, but Cooper knows there is plenty still at stake.

Speaking after their win over Wednesday, the Swansea manager said: "The blip isn't over yet. It was a good positive response on Saturday and again here.

"The challenge for the boys was to win again after Millwall and it was a real sign of the mentality that I want."

Cooper added: "We are certainly chasing Watford and when there's a chance, it gives you hope. When you have hope you keep going.

"Until something is not possible, we will be fighting like we do. We have to keep picking up points and we won't take anything for granted."

Swansea host rock-bottom Wycombe on Saturday and are 1.44 for a third straight win. The lowly visitors are 8.00 to spring an upset, with the draw a 4.20 shot.

The Swans are 5.50 for promotion to the Premier League.

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