'A massive result for us'

24th October
First team

Swansea City face Reading this weekend with Connor Roberts believing confidence has been boosted by a “massive” win over Blackburn Rovers.

The Swans had to come from behind to claim their first victory in four Championship matches on Tuesday night.

Graham Potter's men fell 1-0 behind at the Liberty after Charlie Mulgrew put the visitors in front from the penalty spot.

But the Swans responded brilliantly in the second half with David Raya’s own goal levelling the scores, before strikes from Roberts and Bersant Celina completed the turnaround.

It was a second goal in five games for Roberts, the long-time full-back who is building  reputation as a useful wide midfielder.

“I could’ve scored a couple more before Wigan,” the full-back said. “I was unlucky against Aston Villa and could’ve had one against Wigan Athletic.

“It was brilliant to score against Blackburn but the main thing was helping the team get the win, which we desperately needed.

“Blackburn deserved their lead in the first half. They got on top of us all over the park. We needed a kick up the backside and something needed to change at half-time.

“Luckily, it did. Leroy (Fer) and Jay (Fulton) came on, bossed things in midfield and put us on the front foot.

“On the back of two defeats, it was massive game for us and we needed a win. That has given us a confidence boost and hopefully we can get another one against Reading on Saturday.”