Swansea City grab headlines as Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper’s compensation charges come to light and Celtic gets free agent green light – .

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Swansea City grab headlines as Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper’s compensation charges come to light and Celtic gets free agent green light – .


Your Swansea City headlines for Thursday, September 16.

Compensation de Cooper

Swansea would receive compensation from Nottingham Forest if he named Steve Cooper as the new boss.

The Welshman left the Swans in July after two seasons at the helm, with the club confirming a mutual agreement on his departure.

At the time of his release, Cooper still had one year to fulfill his contract with Swansea after signing a three-year contract in the summer of 2019.

As part of the terms of the 41-year-old’s departure, Swansea negotiated that they would be entitled to a fee if Cooper found a new job within 12 months.

Compensation costs for the former England youth manager were around £ 3million during his time at the club.

However, any potential sum received from Forest would most likely be between £ 1m and £ 1.5m following his exit from Swansea.

Cooper is currently the big favorite to be named Chris Hughton’s successor at City Ground.

He is expected to speak to senior Nottinghamshire club this week.

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Obafemi’s goal hope

Michael Obafemi is confident that Swansea City’s results will improve after their goalless draws with Hull City and Millwall.

The Swans have scored just one goal in their four home league games this season as they have collected just six of the 21 points offered in total.

Though frustrating, Russell Martin’s men showed signs of improvement in their 0-0 draws against the Tigers and Lions at Swansea.com Stadium.

Obafemi missed a key opportunity to put Swansea ahead in the second half against Millwall in what was only his second appearance for the club since arriving from Southampton.

But the 21-year-old believes the Swans are showing signs of translating their positive work on the training ground to the pitch in competitive matches.

“The guys were a bit disappointed with the result, but in the end we played well and had a lot of chances – especially the one at the end, which I should leave out,” said the forward.

“So we are a little disappointed, but we see that it clicks, all the boys are together and the results will come.

“You can see the training ground work being built into the game. We are working a lot on the movement and the shoulder of the defenders, and unfortunately that didn’t happen this time around, but it’s a matter of time before that happens.

“We’re happy, I know the fans love watching the team play because we know it’s going to click.

“Nothing is going to change in the way we play.

“We’re strong defensively – we’ve had two clean goals in a row – and I know we haven’t scored in those games, but we know the chances will go into the net. “

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Celtic care about Brady

Martin’s comments on free agent Robbie Brady opened the door for Celtic to melt for the former Norwich City man.

Swansea had been tentatively linked with Martin’s former teammate, but the head coach dismissed the ties earlier this week.

Martin said, “I love Robbie as a guy. He’s brilliant. Fantastic player. I have been in the Premier League for a short time.

“But I didn’t speak to him. I haven’t spoken to him in a while, to be honest.

“So there is nothing in there at the moment. He’s a good player. Really good player, but I just think we have a lot of players right now, we just have to figure out who is going to fit in and who is really going to be with us over a long period of time.

“If it was a different timing, then I might tell you that I would really be interested in it, but at the moment there is nothing there.” “

The Scottish giants Celtic have been following Brady all summer, according to reports north of the border, and have been without a club since leaving Burnley at the end of his contract.

Ref Luton named

Tony Harrington will take charge of Swansea’s Championship clash with Luton Town this weekend.

The Swans are just chasing their second league win of the campaign and face a Hatters side who have drawn in their last three games.

The Cleveland Harrington official will be assisted by Mark Scholes and Craig Taylor at Kenilworth Road.

Darren Drysdale is the fourth official. Kick-off is at 3 p.m.

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