Luke Williams | We need to improve in key moments in both boxes

1st April
First team

Head coach Luke Williams says Swansea City have to improve in key moments in both boxes after a frustrating 1-0 home defeat to Queens Park Rangers.

A Steve Cook volley from a corner with 19 minutes to go gave the visitors the three points in SA1.

But the Swans had their chances to claim the spoils. Matt Grimes and Aimar Govea struck the woodwork, while Ollie Cooper, Jerry Yates and Ronald all spurned good chances.

And Williams acknowledged the Swans have to start being more clinical.

“It’s very annoying. I think we started the game in the wrong way, it took us a while to wake up,” he said.

“Their main threat came from counter-attacks, we concede the corner from a counter-attack and then we concede from the corner.

“I feel like I am saying the same thing every week, we have struck the woodwork twice, we had plenty of actions into the box, but we could not land the right connection to hit the back of the net.

“It would be one thing to say we are not creating anything, but we are creating. We just need to score. We know what we have to do to improve.

“We created, I think, three big chances that we need to take and then the game can go in a different direction.

“I know we have a good group who will not give up and will continue to be brave. We will watch it back, understand what we need to do better and what we need to do to get there.

“But it’s frustrating for 19,000 people here, and we have to do a bit better, to show them more for them to come back.”

The Swans also suffered the blow of seeing Joe Allen leave the field due to injury in the first half, with Williams revealing he had suffered a toe injury.

“I think Joe bent his toe back, so it was pretty uncomfortable for him,” said the Swans boss. 

“As usual, we will need to wait for it to settle down a bit before we know more.”