Harry Darling | We've got to cut out these costly mistakes

9th November 2022
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Harry Darling v Birmingham City

Harry Darling says Swansea City have to cut out the costly mistakes after being denied a return to the Championship's top six by Birmingham's late equaliser at St Andrew's on Tuesday.

The Swans had been in course for just a fifth-ever win at St Andrew's after goals from Olivier Ntcham and Matt Grimes had seen them recover from conceding the opener to Scott Hogan.

But Deeney was found unmarked at a corner in the closing moments of the contest and bundled in from close range to deny Swansea all three points.

The centre-back admitted that while a point away at an in-form Blues side wasn’t a bad result, the manner of the result was frustrating given how well the visitors played for periods.

“It’s frustrating,” he said.

“We’re conceding too many goals. We’re not defending properly as a team and we need to cut it out because you can’t concede two goals away from home and expect to win.

“That’s something we’ll work on and hopefully put it right.

“You can argue that it’s a good point but from the position we were in, we should see the game out and win it.

“We’ve got to stop shooting ourselves in the foot like that.”

Twelve hundred Jacks made the journey to St. Andrew’s to support their side in the penultimate match before the World Cup break. The Swans are set for a trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday to round off this period of matches.

“That number of fans is a brilliant effort away from home on a Tuesday night,” Darling added.

“We’re so thankful to them as a group of players and staff. They were brilliant all night.

“It is important to end this period strongly. We’ve got the break after the Huddersfield game so we want to end it on a good note and we’ll look to go there will full confidence.”