Russell Martin | We didn't get what we deserved

14th March
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Russell Martin Millwall

Russell Martin feels his Swansea City didn’t get the rewards for a good performance at The Den against play-off chasing Millwall.

The Swans had probably edged the first half with Olivier Ntcham going closest for either side but shortly after the break Charlie Cresswell capitalised from a long throw before an error gave Andreas Voglsammer the Lions’ second.

Ryan Manning got one back soon after but for all of Swansea’s good play and chances, they weren’t able to convert any more of their nine shots on target into goals.

“I’m really pleased with the performance but disappointed with the result because I don’t think it’s what we deserved,” said Martin.

“I thought we dominated the game in more-or-less every facet; more chances, more of the ball, and limited them to very little.

“We’ve been undone by a long throw and a mistake. I’m frustrated and hurt, but I’m proud of the way they played.

“It’s felt like in the last couple of games that we’ve been slowly getting back to how we want the game to look and confidence has been building.

“Millwall is not an easy place to come. They have one of the best home records in the league and I think they’re fifth now.

“We’re probably two or three players away from being a really good team for the level and I think the stats back that up.

“We need to get a win very quickly to relax a few people and grow the lads’ confidence.

“We were really good tonight and I’ve said to them, ‘if you play like that on Sunday at home, with that attitude and mentality, the crowd will be right behind you’.”