Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork insists club must move on following Bob Bradley's exit
28th December 2016
Jack Cork believes the Swans must move on and kick start their Premier League revival following Bob Bradley's exit.
The Swans parted company with Bradley on Tuesday night, with the club sitting four points adrift of safety after a 4-1 home defeat to West Ham.
The American, appointed manager in October following Francesco Guidolin's departure, picked up eight points from his 11 games in charge.
And Cork revealed the squad was disappointed not to have picked up the necessary points during Bradley's tenure.
"We are all disappointed because Bob is a good guy who worked very hard to turn things around here," said Cork.
"He was the first on the training pitch and the last off it. He was determined to do everything he could in order to get us out of the relegation zone.
"Unfortunately our results have not been good enough, and the players take their share of the blame for that because Bob picked the team and then it's our job to go on the pitch and pick up points.
"It's a disappointing situation, but I wish Bob well in his next job."
Despite Bradley's exit, the focus within the squad is now firmly on the New Year's Eve clash with Bournemouth at the Liberty, with first team coaches Alan Curtis and Paul Williams preparing the team for their final game of 2016.
And Cork, who played alongside Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe during a stint on loan with the Cherries in 2006, underlined the importance of picking up a positive result.
"We know the situation we are in, and the only way we will get out of it is by winning games," said Cork.
"The confidence has been low due to results, but we know that can change with a good outcome against Bournemouth.
"It's not been the season we wanted so far, but we are the ones that can get us out of this position."