Swansea City duo eye bright future under Russell Martin

24th April
First team
Ben Cabango and Liam Cullen celebrate

Liam Cullen and Ben Cabango have no doubt Swansea City are heading firmly in the right direction under head coach Russell Martin as they finish the season in superb form.

The Swans have shown tremendous toughness to come through a difficult period in the wake of the January transfer window, and are now the form team in the second tier.

Saturday’s 3-0 win at Norwich was their sixth in the last seven games, giving them a return of 19 points from the last 21 available.

Cullen was among the scorers at Carrow Road, nodding in the second goal from Ryan Manning’s cross, while Cabango enjoyed an outstanding game in defence.

And the pair have praised how Martin and his coaching staff have stuck to their principles and way of working and playing, with the Swans reaping the rewards of that commitment.

“We are probably more pleased for the manager and his staff than we are for ourselves as players, because everyone in this group and everyone in this club knows how good he is,” said Cullen.

“He is a massive part of this club and the philosophy he has brought with him is brilliant, and we all love playing the game this way.

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“That’s why we never went away from it, even when the going got tough and we had a difficult period, we have always stuck to our principles and we are reaping the rewards for it now.

“Everyone is so happy for him, and he deserves it.

“We just want to keep this run going now through to the end of the season and see where it takes us.”

Cabango echoed the striker’s comments, saying: “The last run of games has shown what we’re capable of, we’ve had a tough spell but we’ll learn a lot from it.

“We have stuck to how we want to play, and the gaffer and his staff have been key in that and committing to it. We love it as players, and they are always honest with us.

“When the manager first came in, I had a little period out of the team but he kept talking to me and telling me things to work on to get back in the team so that’s really good.

“He’s so open and honest which helps. When a manager is honest, you know what he wants.

“Another season under him, I believe we can go places. I truly believe that."