Grimes: We need to assert ourselves

8th March 2019
First team

Matt Grimes says Swansea City have to be brave enough to go and assert their gameplan if they are to get the better of a "clinical" Norwich City side at Carrow Road tonight (7.45pm).

The Swans closed to within seven points of the Championship play-off places with victory over a stubborn Bolton side at the Liberty last time out, and look to try and build on that result against the second-tier pacesetters.

Norwich have been in ominous form. They have won five of their last six games, and suffered just one defeat in their previous 10 league fixtures.

They are the division's top scorers and have been prolific in front of goal of late, netting 22 goals in eight games.

They were also 4-1 winners when the sides met earlier in the season and the hosts will start as favourites, but the Swans have been on a good run themselves, winning seven and drawing three of their last 13 games in all competitions.

And Grimes believes if the visitors have the confidence to go and play their game in a hostile environment, they can get an important result.

“It’ll be a tough game. They were very clinical when we played them here," said the midfielder.

"But playing in this team and at this level, we know we can beat anyone. Leeds beat West Brom 4-0 last night which goes to show that anything can happen in this league.

"We go there knowing that if we play our game, we can match anyone. We’ve just got to focus on ourselves, stick to what we’ve been doing and, hopefully, we can get a result.

"Norwich are a very good team, especially at home."