Joe Rodon | Our destiny is in our own hands

17th June 2020
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Joe Rodon

Joe Rodon believes Swansea City are in control of their own destiny as they look to break into the Championship play-offs.

Steve Cooper’s side sit just three points adrift of the top six with nine games to play in the division.

Prior to the postponement of all sport due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Swans had lost just once – a late 1-0 defeat at Fulham – in six games.

Last-gasp goals had denied them victory at Hull and Blackburn, which would have propelled them into the play-off spots, and Rodon believes Cooper’s squad will be highly motivated when the league resumes with a trip to Middlesbrough this Saturday (12.30pm).

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“We had a great start to the season and flew out of the blocks,” said the 22-year-old, who has made 21 appearances under Cooper this season.

“Every team has dips in the season, that’s how football goes, but we are just three points off the play-offs with nine games. In the remaining games we play against team that are above us, so there’s all to play for.

“Our destiny is in our hands.

“Consistency is very important but very hard to obtain in this league.

“We have been unlucky recently with late goals and a few calls going against us, but this break could give us an opportunity to come back fresh and ready to attack the last nine games.

“We were building towards a strong finish – you could see that in our performances and results.

“Getting into the top six is the aim for the rest of the season.”