Ben Cabango | Desire and game management key to narrow wins

26th February 2021
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Ben Cabango

Ben Cabango believes desire and game management have been the backbone to a number of Swansea City’s narrow victories this season.

The Welshman headed home the only goal of the game on Wednesday night as the Swans picked up their 17th win of the Championship campaign against Coventry City.

Five of those victories have come via a 1-0 scoreline, with Steve Cooper’s side boasting the best defensive record in the EFL thanks to 17 clean sheets this term.

Cabango, who took his tally to four for the season thanks to his latest effort against the Sky Blues, said: “These 1-0 wins show the desire we have as a team. I think they are one of the most important victories you can get - knowing we can keep clean sheets and how to manage the game as well.

“We've had a few of those this season. We'll just keep building, keep the momentum and hopefully, we can see it out until the end of the season.”

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The Swans are on home soil again this weekend, with Bristol City the visitors to the Liberty on Saturday (3pm).

It sees former loanee Kasey Palmer return to SA1, while ex-Robins midfielder Korey Smith will be in contention to face his former club after coming off the bench against Coventry in midweek.

The visitors will see Nigel Pearson - who was at the Liberty on Wednesday to see the Swans in action - take charge for the first time following his appointment.

Ben Cabango

And Cabango is under no illusion as to the task that awaits the Swans.

“There are no easy games in the Championship, we just have to take every game as it comes,” said the 20-year-old, who has just passed 50 appearances for the Swans.

“I think we're doing well at the moment by just focusing on each game. Bristol City is going to be a really tough game, we need to focus and recover for that and be at our best.”