Michael Duff | There's plenty to work on, but we want to keep making progress

25th August
First team
Michael Duff press

Head coach Michael Duff wants his Swansea City side to continue working hard and making progress as they prepare for this weekend’s trip to face Preston North End.

The Swans head to Deepdale on the back of a hard-earned point against Coventry – last season’s beaten play-off finalists – at the Swansea.com Stadium.

Duff was pleased with the dogged edge his side showed in securing a point, and while he sees a number of areas his side can improve in, he wants to see them keep heading in the right direction.

“I think last week was the best week of training we have had, and there were things in the Coventry game we were really pleased with,” he said.

“We were pleased with the way we defended set plays, the resilience we showed and how hard to beat we were. I think we only conceded two shots on target during the whole game.

“I know we had the best xG against of any team in the league and we were playing a team who were in the play-off final last year.

“There are loads of things we can do better, but you cannot do everything straight away.

Michael Duff Coventry City

“The important thing from my point of view is to see signs of progress from the things we are doing on the training ground.

“We have talked about being harder to beat, we have talked about being better at set plays. With the ball we can be loads better, but it’s about finding that balance between possession and giving up chances.

“It’s about that balance between the two. It takes time to implement things, you cannot create anything without time.

“It is a results-based industry, but we have only lost one game all season, that is the weirdness of football.

“You just have to keep working, that’s what you need to do.”