Russell Martin | We will look to be bold

28th September 2021
First team
Russell Martin

Russell Martin says Swansea City will be ready to be on the front foot and be bold when they take on Fulham on Wednesday night.

The Swans travel to Craven Cottage off the back of their 1-0 victory over Huddersfield, a win which marked their first at home in the league this season.

The high-flying Cottagers have gotten off to a strong start in their first campaign back in the Championship; they currently sit fourth in the table, scoring a league-leading 19 goals in the process.

But Martin, whose men have put together a joint-best five clean sheets this season, insists his side will not be looking to shut up shop against Fulham's attacking talents.

“It will be an interesting match,” said the head coach. “Hopefully we can continue our defensive record, limit them to as little as possible.

“But we’re not going there to just do that, we’re going there to impose our own game, and try to play the way we want to play.

Russell Martin

“That’s the next test for this group, trying to do that wherever we go.

“It’s going to be interesting.”

Wednesday's game will be see over a thousand Swans fans in attendance at Craven Cottage, and Martin hopes his side can put on a good show for those making the journey. 

“It’s a good stadium, great atmosphere,” admitted Martin. “So bringing that many away fans doesn’t surprise me. The people travelling with us have been incredible.

“It’ll be interesting; there's a new stand there, as well, I haven’t played there since that’s been done, so it should be a really good atmosphere.

“It’ll be on TV, as well, which should energise the boys for sure. They’ll really be looking forward to that.

“Hopefully we can go out there and show everyone how good we can be.”