Cooper aims to complete the job

26 April 2021 02:49:30 GMTPlus10

Steve Cooper has called on Swansea City to keep building momentum as they seek promotion to the Premier League, his side having secured a Championship play-off spot.

The Swans required just a point from their trip to play-off rivals Reading on Sunday and they held on for a 2-2 draw to end the Royals' hopes of sneaking into the top six.

We are happy to be in there, satisfied, but really motivated to go and do better than we did last year.

Steve Cooper

Goals from Jamal Lowe and Andre Ayew had the visitors leading into stoppage time, having cancelled out Yakou Meite's early strike.

Tomas Esteves levelled in stoppage time but that wasn't enough to deny Swansea a playoff berth with two games to spare.

Cooper's men join Brentford, Bournemouth and Barnsley in pursuit of a place in the top-flight, but the order of those four clubs is yet to be decided.

They take on Derby County and already-promoted Watford in their final two league outings and Cooper has urged his players to remain focused as they look to return to the highest level.

"We are happy to be in there, satisfied, but really motivated to go and do better than we did last year," the Swans head coach said. "I don't know if achievement is the right word because this club has had big moments.

"It's been in the Premier League, it's won a big cup, played in Europe. So I don't want the ambition to be 'being in the play-offs is an achievement'.

"But at the same time you have to look at the present. There's a lot of investment going into teams and the league. The boys should be really happy, but we have got to keep going."

Swansea can be backed at 3.00 to win promotion with Brentford priced at 1.40, Bournemouth 12122.00 and Barnsley available at 8.50.

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