Mike: Let's bounce back at Bolton

5th November 2018
First team

Mike van der Hoorn believes the Swans must take the positives – and the pain – from defeat at Rotherham in order to bounce back at Bolton.

The Swans saw three points slip through their fingers on Saturday as Rotherham scored two late penalties to seal an unlikely 2-1 victory in Yorkshire.

Oli McBurnie’s seventh goal of the season had put the Swans ahead at the New York Stadium, with Graham Potter’s men dominating the game as late as the final 11 minutes.

But Ryan Manning’s spot-kicks saw the Swans return home with nothing to show for their efforts.

Now they head to Bolton for a second consecutive away fixture, and van der Hoorn is looking for a big reaction.

“We have to be positive looking back at the performance. We dominated a game away from home and were in control of the vast majority of it,” said the Swans’ vice-captain.

“We played really well. It was the first game where the opposition didn’t create a chance. All they had were the penalties.

“We were punished while playing good football – that’s the worst thing.

“We played some really nice football and created a lot of chances. We didn’t take them and that allowed them a chance to get back into it.

“When we look back at it we will see a lot of good things, but it’s difficult thinking like that when you have just walked off the pitch having lost a game you should have won.

“But we must take our performance and emotions with us into the next game and get a good result.”