Tonight's Swansea City news as Wayne Rooney hails Swans misfit and Connor Barron decision slammed

-Credit: (Image: PA)
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Here's your round-up of all the latest Swansea City news for Friday, May 31.

Rooney delighted by Ogbeta arrival

Plymouth Argyle boss Wayne Rooney believes Swansea City reject Nathanael Ogbeta can thrive in the Championship.

Ogbeta was released by the Swans at the end of the season, having spent last season on loan at Bolton Wanderers in League One.

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He's now become Rooney's first signing at Home Park, and the Pilgrims boss insists he's excited to see what the former Manchester City prospect will be able to offer.

“Nathanael joins us from good pedigree having come through the ranks at Manchester City, and he has also had successful spells at Bolton and Shrewsbury," Rooney told the club website.

“He comes to Argyle looking to take the step up to Championship level on a consistent basis, and we believe he has all the attributes to do that and become a pivotal member of the squad.

“He is quick, good on the ball and provides balance on the left side of defence.

"I’m sure the fans will enjoy watching him play and I look forward to welcoming him to Plymouth Argyle when we return to pre-season at the beginning of July.”

Cooper favourite for Brighton job

Brighton and Hove Albion are reportedly leading the race to make former Swansea City boss Steve Cooper their new manager.

Cooper has been out of work since he was sacked by Nottingham Forest in December, and is believed to be keen to land another job in the Premier League.

However, the Daily Mail claims the Seagulls are nevertheless facing competition from newly relegated Sheffield United and Burnley, as well as an unnamed top-half Premier League club.

Even, so Brighton appear to be well placed in the race to tie down the Welshman, having recently bid farewell to Italian coach Roberto De Zerbi.

Harper disappointed by Barron call

Aberdeen legend Joe Harper insists Swansea City target Connor Barron should be on his way to Euro 2024 with Scotland this summer.

The midfielder was omitted from Steve Clarke's provisional 28-man squad for the tournament, a move that has sparked plenty of debate given his form for the Dons.

Swansea are known admirers of the 21-year-old, whom they made moves to sign back in January. Barron is now a free agent this summer, and is attracting a fair amount of interest, including from Serie A.

In his column for the Press and Journal, Harper believes Barron should be on the plane. Sign up to our Swansea City newsletter here.

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"I was disappointed Aberdeen midfielder Connor Barron was not selected for Scotland’s Euro 2024 squad.

"There had been talk Barron could receive a wild-card call up by national boss Steve Clarke for the tournament in Germany.

"Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. However, Barron is a superb talent and I’m sure his debut cap – and many more – will be just around the corner."