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Swansea boss Cooper hails Liverpool striker Brewster after Birmingham win

Swansea City boss Steve Cooper hailed on-loan Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster after victory over Birmingham City.

Brewster scored his eighth goal in 16 games since joining on loan from Liverpool in January.

His strike cancelled out Lukas Jutkiewicz's early opener before Ben Cabango and Jay Fulton put Swansea within a point and a place of the play-offs and arch-rivals Cardiff.

"That's where you want him - in the box and scoring goals and if he gets a chance in the box, you fancy him," said Cooper about England Under-21s forward Brewster.

"It wasn't an easy finish - you might look back on it and say he should score but he kept it down well and took the opportunity.

"I was really pleased for him again. I thought he could have got another when he might have gone round the keeper.

"But he was full of running and endeavour again and a goal threat.

"These younger players have to make the most of their opportunities they're being given and that doesn't just apply to him but all of the young players."

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