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Freddie Woodman | We have to stay strong and respond

25th March
First team

Freddie Woodman believes mental resilience will be key for Swansea City as they enter the final Championship run-in after the international break.

The Swans will return to league action with nine games to go when they face Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Good Friday.

They are third in the table, six points behind the automatic promotion places with a game in hand on second-placed Watford.

Steve Cooper’s side suffered the disappointment of defeats to Bournemouth and Cardiff just before the brief respite from a gruelling schedule.

But Woodman believes the Swans have already shown an ability to recover from setbacks, and keep going in search of points on a number of occasions this season.

Freddie Woodman

And he wants them to show more of the same over the remainder.

“I think you can see that our mentality is strong, there have been a number of examples as recently as the Stoke and Middlesbrough games where we kept going until the end,” he said.

“Of course, we are disappointed to lose back-to-back games, but we've just got to keep going and getting wins.

“We finished strong last season and, although this is probably a bit different to last year, we want to do the same again.

“Everyone's fighting for everything. We've got nine games left, so we just need to quickly get back to picking up points and staying in the thick of it.”