Here’s your round-up of the latest Swansea City headlines for Sunday 12th March.
Martin makes entry to Derby day
Russell Martin admits his side need a win before the international break to build some much-needed momentum ahead of next month’s South Wales derby.
Swansea City have dominated the game in recent years. After winning the first double in the game’s history, they once again humiliated their rivals earlier in the season with a 2-0 win at Swansea.com Stadium.
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However, the Swans are currently in alarming form, having recorded just three wins in their last 20 league games, with Martin’s side set to face Millwall and Bristol City ahead of the international break.
“We need a win,” said Martin. “We need a win before the break so we can build some momentum ahead of the derby game and to make everyone feel positive and build some confidence.
“I really like what I’ve seen from the mentality of the lads in the last two games. A little momentum back, some energy, some confidence.
“We have to go to Millwall on Tuesday and show the same attitude and willingness to fight for each other that we’ve shown in the last two games and try to find a way to win.
“It’s a place that we went to last year and did brilliantly. So we have to do it again.”
Fulton takes positives
Jay Fulton insists Swansea can take positives from Saturday’s defeat by Middlesbrough.
The midfielder saw an offside goal on an ultimately frustrating day when the Swans lost 3-1 at the hands of the visitors.
It’s another frustrating result in a difficult series of games for Swansea but Fulton insists there is reason to go positive into Tuesday’s clash at Millwall.
“We are disappointed,” he said. “The goals conceded were pretty bad, but I think we came up against a team that’s third in the league and they’ve had an incredible run.
“Their form has been good, they have good players and they are an athletic team and I think we gave them problems.
“We will recover, get ready and leave again on Tuesday.”
Bony Jnr makes a difference
Geoff Bony is showing promising signs of succeeding his father after scoring a first-half hat-trick for Swansea’s U18s in their 4-3 win over Watford.
The 18-year-old now has 14 goals to his tally this season and while he’s clearly delighted to be among the goalscorers this season, he insists more are to come.
“It’s always great to contribute to the team and I have my own personal goals to achieve as well,” he said.
“I want to score 20 goals this season, there’s still a month left and I definitely think it’s doable and who knows I could do more!
“Towards the end the pressure was very high. Some key players come into play, we had massive blocks from David [Roberts] and Richard [Faakye] which ultimately led to us getting the three points.
“The younger ones have also played their part, and very well. Overall I thought it was a good team effort, we have elements that we need to work on but we’ll nail those before next week.”