Michael Duff | We need to show the same character and belief

8th November 2023
First team
Michael Duff Birmingham

Head coach Michael Duff wants Swansea City to show the same character and belief that underpinned their draw against Sunderland when they travel to face Ipswich Town this weekend.

The Swans overcame the loss of Charlie Patino to a red card with barely half an hour played to secure a draw against the Black Cats, and they are now unbeaten in seven of their last nine Championship fixtures.

They head to Portman Road on Saturday to face a Tractor Boys team who have enjoyed a terrific start to the campaign on their return to the second tier after a four-season absence.

Duff believes the togetherness shown between players, supporters and staff last time out can be a big factor for the Swans moving forward.

And he wants his side to channel that spirit, but be better in possession, when they head to East Anglia.

“We pulled together as a whole club to get the result on Saturday, and we want to embrace that and take that forward,” he said.

“The games certainly don’t get any easier, we have another tough one coming up this weekend.

Michael Duff Sunderland

“But you always know in the Championship that whoever you play, wherever you play them, you have got to perform to a high level to give yourself a chance of a result.

“You are never going to be able to just rock up and have someone give you a win.

“I know them pretty well having faced them over the last couple of seasons, they have a number of players who have been together for a long time, and they have some momentum behind them.

“We showed great character last weekend, but we have to go and show the same character and same belief, and look to be better with the ball in our own way.”