'Let's build on Blackburn'

25th October 2018
First team

Cameron Carter-Vickers is hoping Swansea City can build on Blackburn in the next few weeks as they look to cement a place at the right end of the Championship table.

The Swans ended a three-game winless run by fighting back to see off an in-form Rovers side at the Liberty on Tuesday night.

Tony Mowbray’s men led at half-time thanks to Charlie Mulgrew’s penalty, but the Swans moved through the gears in the second half to turn the game around.

David Raya’s own goal brought the hosts level before strikes from Connor Roberts and Bersant Celina secured a morale-boosting win.

Now Carter-Vickers, who started for only the second time in Swans colours against Blackburn, is eyeing a run of positive results as Graham Potter’s side get set for Saturday’s home clash with Reading.

“It was an important win for us against Blackburn,” the centre-back said.

“We hadn’t won in a few games so it was great to get the three points.

“We were a bit disappointed with the first half, but we produced a very strong second-half performance and that got us the win.

“Hopefully now we can build on that – the performance in the second half especially.

“We’re all hoping that we can take the momentum into the next few games and pick up more points.”

The Swans make a swift return to Championship action when Reading come to SA1 on Saturday.

Having produced a steady display in the Blackburn win, Carter-Vickers will hope for another opportunity against the Royals – but he acknowledges that competition for places at the back is fierce.

“All the centre-backs in the squad are good players so it’s a difficult task trying to get into the team,” said the on-loan Spurs man.

“For me personally, every time I am out there on the pitch I want to help the team as much as I can.”

 

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