Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has shown plenty of admiration for tonight’s opponents, Sheffield Wednesday, ahead of their crucial clash which is set to have implications at the top and bottom of the Championship table.

After a run of four consecutive defeats, the Swans put in an emphatic display at Millwall on Saturday to come away 3-0 winners. With a Jamal Lowe double and an Andre Ayew strike in first-half stoppage time, their 11th and 15th goals of the season respectively, Swansea managed to stop the rot and put themselves firmly in control of their play-off destiny.

Cooper said: “We have got a good result and a good performance, but we need to make sure that is no one-off and we can start a good run over the remaining games.

“The Championship is notorious for surprises. You saw [Sheffield Wednesday’s] last result and home performance where they beat Cardiff 5-0, who would have seen that coming? Not many.

“Regardless of league position, Sheffield Wednesday have got a lot of good and experienced players and it’s a big football club.”

Languishing second-bottom of the table and eight points from safety with just six games to go, Darren Moore’s team certainly have it all to play for and will be expected to put up a stern test for Swansea this evening.

A win for the Welsh side would push them up to third. A loss would consign the Swans to a shocking run of five defeats in six games while boosting Sheffield Wednesday’s survival hopes in the nick of time.

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