Korey Smith | We are ready to keep battling
Korey Smith and Swansea City are ready to keep battling and scrapping for every point as they prepare to face Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
The Swans are fourth in the table ahead of this weekend’s 14th round of Championship fixtures, suffering just two defeats so far.
And they have shown no shortage of character in ensuring they keep picking up points.
Just in the two games since the recent international break they have shown the grit to see off a late Rotherham rally, before launching a second-half fightback to secure a point – which could have been three – against Sheffield Wednesday.
Head coach Steve Cooper has made clear his desire for the Swans to look to dominate games with the ball, but also that the squad must be prepared to battle on the days when things are not going their way.
And Smith wants to see those qualities carried forward in this busy spell up to Christmas and New Year.
"The club hasn't won after the international break for a long time, so four points after the international break is a good return. We'll take the positives,” said the midfielder, who suffered a nasty cut to his calf against the Owls.
“We didn't give up in midweek, we kept going and played some good stuff in the second half. We will look to carry that on into Sunday.
"We believe in ourselves. You've got to tire teams out, it's never going to be easy because our opponents have top players as well.
“You have to be prepared to battle, and I think we are showing that we are.
“We're always confident in our ability and we'll go into Sunday full of confidence. Hopefully, we can get the three points."