Martin praises penalty hero Andy Fisher
Russell Martin praised the work ethic of Andy Fisher after the keeper’s penalty save helped Swansea City secure victory and a first clean sheet of the season at Blackpool.
The 24-year-old denied Jerry Yates from the spot in the early stages of the second half at Bloomfield Road, having also made two superb saves from Josh Bowler.
They proved to be crucial interventions as Olivier Ntcham finished a late Swansea counter to secure a 1-0 victory.
And head coach Martin says Fisher’s performance just underlines the hard work he and goalkeeping coach Dean Thornton are putting in every day on the training pitch.
“Fish really stood up well to the challenge today, he has been growing all the time He has been absolutely fantastic throughout pre-season and he deserves this moment,” he said.
“You need players to step up in those big moments. Ideally you don’t want it to be your goalkeeper having to do it too often, but he did brilliantly.
“That’s down to a lot of hard work he puts in with Dean Thornton on penalties, they had spoken about it before the game and that shows the level of preparation they go to.”