Matt Grimes | It's an opportunity to bounce back

2nd March 2021
First team
Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes has challenged Swansea City to provide another reminder of their character and mentality when they take on Stoke City on Wednesday night (8.15pm).

The Swans suffered their first home league defeat since October last weekend as Bristol City won 3-1 in SA1.

Grimes and co now head to the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday hoping to put that defeat behind them and claim a first victory in the Potteries since 2001.

This season, Steve Cooper’s side are yet to taste consecutive defeats, and Grimes feels that underlines the determination within the squad to react positively to a defeat.

Matt Grimes

“I think it's testament to the character and mentality of the team that we always bounce back from a loss. Hopefully, we can do that again on Wednesday,” said Grimes.

“Obviously, we're still in a very good position. We're having a very good season and we'll look to bounce back. It is a tough place to go - everyone knows that - but we'll do our preparation, get our recovery done and be ready to go again.

“We know that we let ourselves down on Saturday. I don't think we played badly, but conceded three very sloppy goals and lost the game. It can happen, but we need to dust ourselves down and go again.”