Stay positive, insists Joe

7th October 2018
First team

Joe Rodon has told the Swans to keep their heads up and remain positive despite a 3-2 defeat to Ipswich Town.

Graham Potter’s side were beaten at the Liberty despite taking the lead via an own goal early on before Bersant Celina struck late on to cancel out Gwion Edwards’ header and Mike van der Hoorn’s own goal.

But Trevoh Chalobah’s header earned Ipswich victory with six minutes left as the Swans were left to rue a number of chances they failed to convert.

Despite the loss, Rodon – who has been called up by Wales boss Ryan Giggs for the first time – feels his team-mates should remain positive after showing positive signs in their performance.

“We’ve had brilliant opportunities – including one for myself that hit the bar – but it was just one of those days,” said the centre-back.

“When we go 1-0 up, it’s our job to keep them out, which we couldn’t do on Saturday. We’ve just got to pick ourselves up and go again.

“We’ve been brilliant at keeping clean sheets, so conceding three goals is very frustrating.

“But we have played well this season, and we did a lot of good things against Ipswich, so we should stay positive.

“Aston Villa is the next game for us after the international break – they are a good team and it will be a tough place to go. Hopefully, we can pick ourselves up and get three points.”