Korey Smith

Swansea City's early form pleases Korey Smith

9th November 2020
First team

Korey Smith believes Swansea City can be pleased with their start to the season as Steve Cooper's side head into the international break in the top six of the Championship.

Consecutive away trips last week to play-off finalists Brentford and Norwich City - relegated from the Premier League last term - saw the Swans earn a point in west London before a late strike saw them beaten at Carrow Road.

Despite that defeat, Cooper's side are just three points off leaders Reading after 11 games, with the Championship now entering a brief respite due to the international schedule.

And summer signing Smith, who impressed in midfield against his former club Norwich, feels the Swans are showing early promise.

Korey Smith

"I think we've started the season well and have shown what we are about," said Smith, who joined the Swans on a free transfer from Bristol City.

"In the 11 games we've played, I feel we've looked solid defensively and we've been dangerous going forward, so it bodes well.

"Even in the games we've lost, we've created chances and played positively. At Norwich, we didn't deserve to lose that game, but we're still playing well and that's important because we know we're doing the right things. The result could easily have been different.

"We now have a brief break from fixtures, but we'll come back raring to go because you have to be at it each game in this division.

"Particularly with two-game weeks, a few good results can really help your league position and the confidence of the team."