Michael Duff | It's a positive point

19th August
First team

Head coach Michael Duff praised the positive reaction of his Swansea City side as they secured a hard-fought point against Coventry City at the Swansea.com Stadium.

The Swans ensured they remain unbeaten on home turf so far in the 2023-24 season, as Jerry Yates nodded home an equaliser to almost immediately cancel out Matty Godden’s opener for the Sky Blues.

The hosts also worked themselves into a number of promising positions, with Harry Darling, Jay Fulton and Joel Piroe having opportunities, but could not find the finishing touch to secure all three points.

Additionally, the Swans stood strong defensively to deal with a string of Coventry set-pieces during the closing stages, and Duff was pleased with how his team had responded after the disappointment of defeat at West Brom last time out.

“It was probably a fair point, I thought we had moments and opportunities where the final ball let us down today,” said the Swansea boss.

“We had five or six overhit crosses in the first half, but when we got one right we scored from it.

“In the second half we had moments to pick someone out in the box, and just underhit or overhit the final ball.

Jerry Yates Coventry cele

“But the positives were the reaction from last week, we talked about defending set-plays, we talked about mentality.

“It’s been a good week on the training ground, and they have had to earn a point.

“There are things we can do differently, but defensively we have not presented them with an opportunity.

“The balance is can we keep the quality but improve the mentality and togetherness.

“And I think the way we dealt with the number of corners they had late on shows it’s between the ears.

“So, yeah it is a positive point.”