Joe Rodon ready to keep putting his body on the line
Bloodied Joe Rodon is more than happy to keep putting his body on the line for Swansea City as they seek to force their way into the Championship play-off spots.
Rodon had to leave the field for treatment during the early stages of the Swans’ draw against West Brom, having received a cut above his right eye in an aerial challenge.
But, following a change of shirt and the application of a bandage, the Wales international returned to the fray to ensure the Swans kept an 11th clean sheet of the season against the Baggies.
The result moves Steve Cooper’s side to within three points of the top six, and Rodon – who required stitches in the wound post-match – is ready to keep battling as crunch time approaches in the promotion fight.
“It’s just one of those injuries you’ve got to take, if playing on through the pain is the difference between keeping a clean sheet or not, then so be it,” said Rodon.
“I just had to carry on and get back in the game. I’ve had about five stitches which will be in for five to seven days, but I feel fine.
“We’re only three points away from the play-off places now, so it’s all still to play for.
“I think from fourth to 11th place it is very tight so anything could happen. There are only nine games left of the season so we have to approach the remaining games with the mentality that we have to go and make it happen.
“It was good for us to get a point and a clean sheet against the top goalscorers in the league this season, I thought all of the boys put a great shift in.
“It is good not to lose, but we want to go out and get the three points on the board.
“Hopefully we can push on from here and build in confidence from the performance.”