Season 20/21: Swansea City v Coventry City Match Thread

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What will the result be against Coventry?

Poll ended at 24 Feb 2021 07:36

Swans win
83
41%
Draw
38
19%
Coventry win
80
40%
 
Total votes: 201

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JORDAN MORRIS TO MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON AFTER CRUEL INJURY BLOW

Source: Swansea Official Site

Swansea City forward Jordan Morris has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury in the weekend defeat at Huddersfield.

The January loan signing landed awkwardly after treading on the ball as he controlled a lofted pass, and required lengthy treatment before being stretchered off at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Unfortunately, scans have revealed “significant” damage to his ACL, and Morris is facing a long spell on the sidelines which will curtail his 2020-21 campaign.

The injury is a cruel blow for the 26-year-old, who had made a positive impression on and off the pitch following his arrival in SA1.

“He has had a bad injury, unfortunately, there’s significant ligament damage, (to his) ACL. Everything we hoped it wasn’t, it has turned out to be,” said head coach Steve Cooper.

“It’s the end of his season with us and a long road back to recovery for him. It’s a cruel injury anyway, but in terms of him fulfilling his ambition to play in Europe, and embracing what we are trying to do here, it is a really tough one for him and us to take.

“Jordan has our support, we don’t know if his recovery will be here or back in America – those conversations are ongoing - but, first and foremost, we are gutted for him.

“He was pushing to get into the team after a spell of getting fit, so it is really unfortunate in many ways.

“One thing I will say about Jordan is he is an excellent professional. He is a really good person, and really commits to his profession.

“We are sure he will commit to his recovery and come back stronger.”

Swansea are also waiting on the fitness of defender Ryan Bennett for the midweek clash with Coventry, after the centre-half was forced off with a calf problem against the Terriers.

“Ryan is doubtful, he is struggling with a bit of a calf problem he is trying to shake off,” added Cooper.

“We will see if he makes it, but we will not be taking any risks with him even though we are hoping he might be ready.”

Cooper also confirmed centre-half Brandon Cooper is nearing a return from injury, and has been back in training.

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Not surprised at the Andre commentary. Would be keen to know if the views are long held.

In the Huddersfield game there were some outstanding individual perfirmances from a three of the Terriers players.

We have Dhanda and Smitb on the bench. Good time to ring some changes. However it looks like Ryan is struggling so that may limit the number of starting line up changes.

Unless he is injured I can see Andre starting.




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A few comments about us being poor for 2 or 3 games.... and the rest.
We have been very lucky.



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Baron Goblet wrote:
22 Feb 2021 18:32
Not surprised at the Andre commentary. Would be keen to know if the views are long held.

In the Huddersfield game there were some outstanding individual perfirmances from a three of the Terriers players.

We have Dhanda and Smitb on the bench. Good time to ring some changes. However it looks like Ryan is struggling so that may limit the number of starting line up changes.

Unless he is injured I can see Andre starting.
My view on Ayew is simple. We should never have re-signed him when we did as he was not what we needed at that point in time.

Last season his work rate was brilliant and he looked like a player who was putting himself in the shop window which was good news for us. Since the first few weeks of this season he has looked a shadow of that player, I can't speculate why but he isn't adding a great deal to our team at this time.


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PSumbler wrote:
22 Feb 2021 19:48
Baron Goblet wrote:
22 Feb 2021 18:32
Not surprised at the Andre commentary. Would be keen to know if the views are long held.

In the Huddersfield game there were some outstanding individual perfirmances from a three of the Terriers players.

We have Dhanda and Smitb on the bench. Good time to ring some changes. However it looks like Ryan is struggling so that may limit the number of starting line up changes.

Unless he is injured I can see Andre starting.
My view on Ayew is simple. We should never have re-signed him when we did as he was not what we needed at that point in time.

Last season his work rate was brilliant and he looked like a player who was putting himself in the shop window which was good news for us. Since the first few weeks of this season he has looked a shadow of that player, I can't speculate why but he isn't adding a great deal to our team at this time.
Totally agreed phil but as we know he won't get dropped especially as morris is out for the season.



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Smith, Arriola, Manning and Cabango in, Grimes, Fulton, Bidwell and Naughton on the bench, Ayew lucky this time as Morris is fecked.

This won't happen in a month of Sundays though 👍


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PSumbler wrote:
22 Feb 2021 19:48
Baron Goblet wrote:
22 Feb 2021 18:32
Not surprised at the Andre commentary. Would be keen to know if the views are long held.

In the Huddersfield game there were some outstanding individual perfirmances from a three of the Terriers players.

We have Dhanda and Smitb on the bench. Good time to ring some changes. However it looks like Ryan is struggling so that may limit the number of starting line up changes.

Unless he is injured I can see Andre starting.
My view on Ayew is simple. We should never have re-signed him when we did as he was not what we needed at that point in time.

Last season his work rate was brilliant and he looked like a player who was putting himself in the shop window which was good news for us. Since the first few weeks of this season he has looked a shadow of that player, I can't speculate why but he isn't adding a great deal to our team at this time.
If I was to speculate, I think there could be a couple of reasons, both linked to him being out of contract in the summer. Either he already has a new club on the horizon knowing he won't be here next season and / or he is playing within himself as the consequences of a bad injury now are so much more severe for him.

Could be bollox mind but it's what I think is behind his regress.



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I'd take a draw with a much improved performance. We can forget Promo if we don't right the ship. We need another unbeaten run. Steady as she goes.


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STEVE COOPER | EVERYONE WILL HAVE THEIR PART TO PLAY

Source: Swansea Official Site

Steve Cooper says Swansea City will need everyone to contribute as another hectic run of fixtures looms on the horizon.

The Swans host Coventry City at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night as they look to bounce back from defeat to Huddersfield at the weekend.

The result left the Swans fourth in the table, but they remain just a point of the top two with two games in hand on those above them.

The clash with the Sky Blues will be the latest instalment in a relentless campaign, and is one of eight games the Swans will play in 25 days up to the March international break.

And head coach Cooper – who saw forward Jordan Morris ruled out for the rest of the season against the Terriers – knows how important each and every member of his squad will be.

“That will be our approach, as it always is,” said Cooper.

“We keep everyone involved and we try to keep everyone as game prepared as possible.

“You’re going to need all of your squad to go into a period like this. We’ve got extra games, but that’s another challenge we’ve got to embrace.

“I think everyone is in that boat. There’s very few occasions where we’ve dropped players this season.

“Okay, there’s been times where players maybe haven’t played as well as we’d have liked. We’ve got to try and keep people motivated and confident because I think everyone will be needed.”

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“Okay, there’s been times where players maybe haven’t played as well as we’d have liked. We’ve got to try and keep people motivated and confident because I think everyone will be needed.”
Hmmmmmmmm!


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jacabertawe wrote:
23 Feb 2021 09:41
“Okay, there’s been times where players maybe haven’t played as well as we’d have liked. We’ve got to try and keep people motivated and confident because I think everyone will be needed.”
Hmmmmmmmm!
Until the blind panic of Saturday he has kept fringe players motivated by keeping them on the bench for months on end.



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GArrick scores for Swindon. They like having our players dont they?


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Captain_Sham wrote:
23 Feb 2021 06:34
I'd take a draw with a much improved performance. We can forget Promo if we don't right the ship. We need another unbeaten run. Steady as she goes.
I think it's a must win if we're serious about second place.



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Pegojack wrote:
23 Feb 2021 19:40
Captain_Sham wrote:
23 Feb 2021 06:34
I'd take a draw with a much improved performance. We can forget Promo if we don't right the ship. We need another unbeaten run. Steady as she goes.
I think it's a must win if we're serious about second place.
So maybe we need to adjust our expectations and focus on performing well in the next game.


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