Swans boss Martin praises Liam Cullen's team-first approach

17th December 2022
First team
Liam Cullen Coventry

Swansea City head coach Russell Martin praised the work ethic and application of Liam Cullen after the striker struck a dramatic late equaliser at Coventry.

Cullen was on hand to bundle home with five minutes left, finishing after Joel Piroe’s header had come back out off the upright.

It completed Swansea’s fightback from 3-0 down to snatch a point against the Sky Blues, who had looked to be easing to three points with an hour on the clock.

It was Cullen’s first Championship goal for the Swans since netting in the draw against Wycombe at the Swansea.com Stadium in April 2021.

The academy product, 23, has had to be patient when it comes to game time this season, with his cause not helped by a shoulder injury.

But he has always been a wholehearted performer for the club he supported as a boy, and Martin had warm words for the striker.

“Liam Cullen is a good team-mate all of the time, whether he is in the squad or whether he is on the bench,” said the Swans boss.

“He does not start many games for us, there may be questions about whether he goes out on loan or what his future looks like here. But, no matter what, he is a good team-mate all of the time.

“That is all we can ever ask of the guys, to run and give your all at 100 per cent. He does that.

“We did not that in the first 60 minutes, so I am grateful for that last half hour, and I am so grateful to the supporters, who were incredible even at 3-0.”