Let's sign off "brilliant" week with another big result, says Swans boss

22nd October 2021
First team
Russell Martin

Russell Martin has challenged his Swansea City squad to finish off a “brilliant week” by continuing their fine run of recent results at Birmingham City on Saturday.

The Swans head to St Andrew's following convincing victories over Cardiff and high-flying West Brom.

The 3-0 south Wales derby victory last Sunday was backed up by a comeback win against the Baggies thanks to goals from Joel Piroe and Jamie Paterson.

That meant the Swans had claimed consecutive league wins under Martin for the first time, and the Swans boss now targets a third straight triumph.

“Not just the players, but all of the staff seem to be happy and enjoying the atmosphere and what we’re trying to build,” said Martin.

“We’re just trying to keep that going, it certainly helps with results. It’s been a really good week so far and we have a chance to turn it into a brilliant week tomorrow.”

Matt Gill and Russell Martin

The performances in the last two games have been rewarded with results – something that has evaded the Swans on occasions this season.

But Martin, who was announced as head coach days before the start of the season, has consistently pointed out that his players are getting stronger and fitter, and that the results would soon follow.

“I’ll never be someone who changes every week. We as a group of staff really believe in something, we trust it and put a lot of work into it,” said Martin.

“The players are the same. The more evidence they have on the pitch of it being successful the better. Too many people want to be just involved in the outcome but don’t understand how much work you have to put in to get there.

“I said when we came in, we’re going to try and build something we build in over a long period of time. But it’s only two games, and we’re not getting carried away.”