Millwall Boss Gives His Response To Swansea Boss Wanting Brilliant Star To Be Revealed

Steve Cooper’s touching Jamal Lowe words and the telling Wayne Routledge verdict as Swansea City boss revels in Millwall win

Steve Cooper admitted he was hugely pleased with the collective effort of his side against Millwall while he spoke about the impact of Jamal Lowe and Wayne Routledge

Millwall boss gives his response to Swansea boss wanting Jake Cooper to see red

Steve Cooper hailed Jamal Lowe after the Swansea City star delivered the perfect response on the pitch to help his side claim a vital win over Millwall just a week after he was racially abused.

The Jamaica international was subjected to abuse online after his side’s loss to Birmingham City after the international break but didn’t let it affect him as he netted twice in Swansea’s 3-0 triumph over the Lions.

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His brace ended his run of 17 Swansea matches without a goal while it helped to ensure Swansea’s four-game losing run came to a halt.


And Cooper says Lowe showed his class as well as his abilities by bagging a second half brace against Gary Rowett’s men after missing a good chance in the opening half at The Den.


“First and foremost, we needed the win, there was no doubt about that,” said the head coach.


“But to do it in our way and our style away from home at a place like this, it just all adds up to a really positive day.


“We were a good version of ourselves today.


“I thought Wayne [Routledge] was excellent. Andre’s [Ayew] scored at a brilliant time, I thought he was a real nuisance for the Millwall defenders.


“But for Jam, it’s brilliant. I could see he was in a good position in the first half, and it’s not affected him and he then scores two. That’s how he is.


“You guys quite rightly ask me a lot about Jamal, but he doesn’t get affected by it, and a character like that is the sign of a really good player.”


Victory means Swansea now have 72 points – which is three more than they achieved in the whole of the 2019/20 campaign – with six games left to play.

Routledge was pivotal to their success in the English capital on what was his first league start of the season.

The experienced attacker played a key role in Ayew’s opener before registering an assist for his side’s second goal in London.


And Cooper says the veteran fully deserves the respect he is shown within the Swansea dressing room.

“Wayne’s first start in the league this season, amazing performance,” added Cooper.

“36 years of age and he plays 80 minutes. It tells you everything about how good a professional he is and how good a player he is.


“He played really well today. His positional play, his movement, not just when he was on the ball.


“He’s respected so much by everybody. But he showed today he’s a really good player still.”


Swansea return to action against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.


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