Cyrus Christie | This result gives us the chance to build momentum

23rd January 2022
First team
Cyrus Christie

Cyrus Christie wants Swansea City to channel the confidence of a victory and clean sheet into a good run of form after the loan signing produced another impressive performance in the 1-0 win over Preston.

The 29-year-old, who has joined from Fulham until the end of the season, built on his display at Huddersfield and came agonisingly close to opening his goalscoring account for the Swans with two second-half efforts.

He also more than played his part defensively as the Swans shut out North End to mark the return of fans to the Stadium in fine style.

Now, with challenging trips to Queens Park Rangers and Hull on the horizon, the Republic of Ireland international hopes Russell Martin’s side can kick on from two big team efforts against Huddersfield and Preston.

“We’re happy with that, it’s always great when you win and a bonus when you get a clean sheet,” he said.

“I felt we deserved it, especially after the Huddersfield game where we should have taken all three points.

“I felt we thoroughly deserved this win and the clean sheet, I felt we defended well and we really limited the number of chances they had.

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“We defended with our lives, they had one shot on target and we can now look forward to Tuesday.

“We have a lot of games in hand, and if we can win those games the table will look very different.

“Each game is a chance to get more confidence and once it clicks together we are going to be a very good team.

“The fans were right behind us, they can see what we are trying to do. The boys are comfortable in how we play and we are showing what we can do.

“When it clicks we know we are hard to play against, you talk to other teams and they will tell you it’s not easy and it’s hard to know what to do.

“We are showing it, I felt we could have won by more but I think that day and that game is coming.”

It’s been a whirlwind 10 days for Christie, who is vastly experienced at Championship level, as he and his family have moved while he has trained and played, but he has enjoyed the early stages of his time in SA1.

“I have settled well, it’s been really easy to settle with the way the lads have been and the way the manager has been,” he added.

“I am just happy to be here, happy to be playing, I have been made to feel welcome and I am buzzing.

“I love it here, my family love it here so we are comfortable and it’s great to be playing again.”