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Swansea City boss hails in form striker after surprise revival of Swans career

Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has hailed striker Borja Baston after he scored another two goals in the Swans’ 3-2 victory over Preston North End as the club continue their strong start to the 2019/20 Championship season.

Over the course of the summer transfer window, striker Borja Baston seemed set to make a move away from Swansea City, with a return to home country Spain looking highly likely at times. He has struggled to impress and make an impact at the Liberty Stadium – until now.

Upon the arrival of Steve Cooper, Borja’s Swansea career has been revived. With Oli McBurnie leaving, the Spaniard has taken the place in the middle of Cooper’s front line and grasped the chance with both hands. After his double vs Preston on Saturday, he sits on three goals in as many games.

Now, speaking to Wales Online, Cooper has heaped praise on the striker, saying that he showed the best of his abilities in their 3-2 win over Preston.

“He is happy, he is a big character. Very well-liked in the dressing room. You can see he is enjoying life in Swansea. It’s brilliant. He is working hard, he is hungry and he has got a knack of getting in the right spot to score goals.

“You look at his two finishes, they are outstanding number nine finishes. The first is a cut-back from Connor (Roberts), he calmly puts that in and the header was fantastic, a great goal.

“We saw parts of Borja at his best today, and that is being in the box scoring goals. Let’s hope it continues.

“That’s what number nines hopefully do best. He has three in three now, he is scoring a lot of goals in training and working hard. You can see he is not just about when we have got the ball.”

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