Conor Hourihane | We're showing both sides of our game

16th March 2021
First team
Conor Hourihane and Steve Cooper

Conor Hourihane believes Swansea City’s ability to mix substance and style has proved crucial in their recent run of form.

Hourihane struck the only goal of the game on Saturday as the Swans edged past Luton Town in front of the Sky cameras.

The Swans had to dig deep for their 20th victory of the season, with Luton applying plenty of pressure at Kenilworth Road, but Steve Cooper’s side stood strong for their 19th clean sheet of the season.

And Hourihane believes having more than one approach is proving hugely beneficial for the Swans, who have picked up 10 of the last 12 points on offer ahead of tonight's meeting with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Conor Hourihane

“We have probably not played the best over the last few games, but we are showing a different side to ourselves at the moment – digging in, grinding games out and picking up points,” said the Irishman, who now has five goals since his loan switch from Aston Villa.

“Without making excuses, the pitches haven’t been great in our last few games, and that means you have to play the conditions a little differently. It shows we have different sides to our games, and that’s great because you have to mix it to win games in this division.

“We are not getting any time out on the training pitch at the moment, so it’s pretty hectic, but we’re working hard and are moving in the right direction.”

Conor Hourihane

The Swans head to the south coast tonight to take on play-off chasing Bournemouth..

And the 30-year-old expects another tough test as the Swans take in their third consecutive away game within the space of a week.

“Bournemouth are a good side and they have a decent surface there, so it will be a really interesting game,” he added.

“We have to go and be ourselves and do whatever we can to pick up three more points.

“It’s another away game and another important match for us, but we’ve got a good team spirit in that changing room and we’re pushing each other as much as we can.”