Swansea boss Martin praises Andy Fisher after clean sheet

7th April
First team
Andy Fisher save

Head coach Russell Martin praised goalkeeper Andy Fisher after his key saves helped Swansea City keep a clean sheet in their draw with Coventry City.

The Swans had no shortage of opportunities to take all three points at the Swansea.com Stadium, with Ben Cabango hitting the woodwork, and Liam Walsh, Harry Darling and Joel Piroe all going close.

But they also needed Fisher to intervene at the other end, most notably when he denied Gustavo Hamer after the midfielder had picked off a Ryan Manning pass, and when he rushed out to smother an effort from Matty Godden after the break.

It means it is two clean sheets in three games for the Swans, and Martin was delighted with his contribution.

“I thought Fish did brilliantly, it’s two clean sheets in three games now,” said the Swans boss.

“To come through what he has come through, he has done great. He has been so disappointed and frustrated with some things recently.

“But we have all helped each other get through it, we stick together as a group, we stay consistent in how we work because we know it’s tough to play the way we want to play, especially as a goalkeeper.

“For Fish to come in and fill Steven Benda’s shoes has been difficult because Steve was such a big presence and had really grown after having a bit of a tough time himself last season.

“He came through that really well and a lot stronger for it, and I think this period will help Fish in the same way.”