Andre Ayew and Connor Roberts

Connor Roberts | Bouncing back shows our character

4th March 2021
First team

Connor Roberts was delighted to see Swansea City again show their strength of character to bounce back from recent disappointments with victory at Stoke.

The Swans had lost two of their previous three games ahead of the trip to the Potteries, and fell behind early on as Nick Powell netted for the hosts.

But Steve Cooper’s side took the setback in their stride and worked their way back into the game with Roberts’ fourth goal of the season; the wing-back finishing superbly from a lovely Ryan Manning cross in the 19th minute.

The visitors pressed in search of a winner during the closing stages, and got the rewards for their positivity when Kyle Naughton was fouled in the box, and Andre Ayew kept his nerve to score from the penalty spot with almost the final kick of the game.

Connor Roberts

“That was massive for us, we had been in a little bit of a sticky patch compared to what had come before, so it’s good to bounce back because that’s part of our mindset,” said Roberts, who was named man of the match after another tireless display.

“If we don’t win, or we don’t get the performance we want, our target is always to bounce back at the first opportunity.

“We have been able to do that in parts of the performance and in the result.

“It was not a big issue for us, there’s been no shouting and screaming, it’s been about keeping to the plan and the things we know we are good at it.

“We hope this result can be the start of another little run for us.”