Russell Martin challenges Swansea City to improve away record

2nd November
First team
Russell Martin

Russell Martin has challenged Swansea City to start replicating their fine home form on their travels, starting with tonight’s trip to face Coventry City.

Head coach Martin saw his side rack up a fourth home win in a row at the weekend, as Peterborough were beaten 3-0 at the Stadium.

But wins on the road have been harder to come by, despite some dominant displays like that at Derby last month.

And Martin wants his side to start to add to the sole away success at Bristol City, even though he acknowledges the high-flying Sky Blues will be tough opponents.

“We know we need to keep driving things on, we are a long way away from where we want to be but we are getting there and improving,” he said.

“The point is to keep progressing and learning from where we are at.

Russell Martin

“One of the things we want to do is to start picking up some wins away from home, as we have started to do when we’re at home ourselves.

“It won’t be easy, I am not surprised at how well Coventry are doing, I faced them in League One when they were deservedly promoted.

“I have a lot of respect for Mark (Robins) and Adi (Viveash) and the job they have done. It shows the benefit of time and having a clear process and way of working.

“But the challenge for us is to go there and bring a similar identity onto the pitch as we have been doing at home.

“It won’t be easy, it never is in the Championship, but that is the challenge for us, and it’s an exciting one having set the week up well with the performance and result we got against Peterborough."