Matt Grimes | We are only going to get better

8th August 2021
First team
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Matt Grimes believes Swansea City will only get better after showing encouraging signs in their first match under head coach Russell Martin.

The Swans lost 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers in their opening Championship fixture, despite a well-worked goal for Jamie Paterson on his debut for the club.

With Martin keen to implement a bold style of play, the Swansea squad have had little time to get down to work with the new boss following his appointment a week ago.

But from the outset there was a commitment to follow the gameplan Martin and his coaching staff are looking to implement.

And skipper Grimes is sure supporters will soon see the benefit with every passing game as they get in more and more work on the training pitch.

“We’re obviously still getting up to speed fitness wise, and with a manager coming in this week, we’ve only had three days of training,” said the midfielder.

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“It is a process, and we just need to keep building week on week and see where it gets us. 

“Working with the new coaching staff has been really good. There’s a clear identity and I feel like that was evident in the game.

“There were a few moments where you may have been on the edge of your seat a little bit but it’s the way we want to play, it’s the Swansea Way, it’s encouraging. 

“It’s such a good group and they’ve really taken to what the gaffer is saying already and the only way is up. We’ve only trained for three days with the way he wants us to play so we’re only going to get better. 

“Having a match in quick succession on Tuesday is an opportunity to just keep improving.”

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