Grimes hails first-class character

17th December 2018
First team

Matt Grimes has hailed the “first-class character" of Swansea City after they came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on Saturday.

Graham Potter’s side trailed on a wet and windy afternoon at the Liberty as Marco Matias struck in the 64th minute.

However, they responded with two goals in the space of 60 seconds from Bersant Celina and Wayne Routledge to make it back-to-back wins in the Championship.

And Grimes believes the Swans’ positive response to falling behind paid dividends. 

“The character of the team has been first-class all season,” the midfielder said. “We’ve shown that in past games. 

“Saturday was another game where we showed that we’re capable of coming from behind and seeing out a result.

“I thought we dominated large parts of the game and were disappointed to go a goal behind. 

“It was very tough to play our football in those conditions, but it was the same for both teams.

“Nevertheless, we stuck to the game plan, kept plugging away and thankfully we got the result.”

Grimes also praised the impact of Routledge.

The winger’s second goal in as many games proved to be the difference between the sides, and his team-mate is hopeful he can continue to produce the goods.

“Wayne’s been brilliant in training all season,” Grimes added.

“It’s great to have him in and around the team. He brings so much experience.

“As we’ve seen in the past two games, he still has a lot to give.

“We hope he can keep producing for us.”