Carter-Vickers: We've got to stay positive

27th December 2018
First team

Cameron Carter-Vickers has urged Swansea City to stay positive following their narrow 1-0 Boxing Day defeat against Aston Villa.

Conor Hourihane’s second-half header put Villa into the lead and the Swans missed out on the chance to secure a point when Wilfried Bony’s penalty was saved by Orjan Nyland in the 90th minute.

Carter-Vickers, 20, featured in his ninth game under Graham Potter, against the Villans and acknowledged the defeat was an opportunity missed.

But with a short turnaround ahead of Saturday's clash with Wigan, the centre-half is desperate to help Swansea get back to winning ways.

“It was a tough result to take considering we played so well,” the United States international said.

“You never want to lose games. We are all disappointed to come off the field with nothing after the chances we created.

“Missed penalties and results like this can happen in football, but we needed that final touch and quality at the end to win the game.

“The important thing now is to pick our heads up get back on the training field and look to win the next game.

“It is down to us now. We have to keep working and get better.

 “I enjoyed being back out there but it would have been better to have got the three points.”