Byers: Swans can look to start a new run

3rd February 2019
First team

George Byers believes Swansea City have what it takes to quickly bounce back from their Bristol City disappointment and start another good run of results.

The Swans had headed to Ashton Gate on a seven-match unbeaten run, but their similarly in-form opponents took the three points courtesy of goals from Andreas Weimann and Callum O'Dowda.

The visitors created several promising openings, particularly during the first half where Mike van der Hoorn, Nathan Dyer and Byers himself had chances to find the net.

However, it was not to be, and Graham Potter's men now return to home turf for next weekend's Liberty Stadium clash with Millwall.

And midfielder Byers - making his first start since October - feels the Swans are good enough to get back on track quickly.

"We were on top first half, we had a few chances and it just needed that goal and then we conceded straight away in the second half, which was very frustrating," he said.

"We could have got back into things, but we couldn't make the most of chances we had.

"We have been on a great run before this game, and the challenge now is to make sure we start another one, starting by focusing on the next game and getting things right."

Byers went as close as anyone to finding the net for the Swans, seeing his curling effort tipped onto the post by Frank Fielding with the score at 1-0 to the hosts.

And the 22-year-old felt it was those sort of fine margins that played a big part in Swansea's defeat.

"They are obviously a good team. Like us they have been on a good run and you come into a game like this knowing we had to be compact, and play our game," he added.

"It didn't go our way, but I think there were positives to take.

"It is about fine margins and that moment where we hit the post probably summed it up for us.

"We just didn't quite have that lucky break or quite get that goal. If that goes in it changes the game, unfortunately it didn't go for us."