Liam Walsh | That was our best performance in recent weeks

15th March
First team
Millwall away Liam Walsh

Liam Walsh felt Swansea City's showing at play-off chasing Millwall was their best in recent weeks and that there are positives to take.

The midfielder made his first start for the Swans since January 2022 as the visitors slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat at The Den.

He played his part in an improved performance for Russell Martin's side who recorded nine shots on target during the game against the league’s fifth placed team, but admits he and the squad were left frustrated to come away from another match empty handed.

Charlie Cresswell and Andreas Voglsammer scored for the home side early in the second half before Ryan Manning got one back for the Swans. And, while it was the visitors who created the most chances in the closing stages, it wasn’t enough to take anything back to south Wales.

“The result comes first so it’s frustrating again, but I think that’s the best performance we’ve had in the last few weeks,” said Walsh.

“We haven’t won again which is the main thing but something we can take away from this game is that we’re a strong side on our day.

“We’ve come to one of the toughest places in the league and put up a good fight and I thought we deserved something. We need to stop the sloppy goals; if we do that we’ll start putting points on the board.”

Despite the overall frustrations of the end result, Walsh was pleased to be able to start his first match for the club in more than a year following an achilles injury sustained in pre-season.

“It feels unbelievable to be back out there,” he said.

“It’s all I’ve been working towards to get fit and be back out there so on a personal level that’s a good thing.

“It felt good to be out there and playing with the lads. I want to build on that and stay in the team now.

“We need to stop this run of games where we’re losing. We’ve put in a couple of good performances in the last few games so hopefully we can turn that into three points on Sunday against Bristol City.”