We will bounce back, says Taylor

20th October

Neil Taylor insists the Swans "will bounce back" following their frustrating 1-0 defeat to Stoke City on Monday night.

The Swans suffered their first home defeat of the season at the Liberty Stadium, courtesy of Bojan's third-minute penalty.

After going behind so early on into proceedings, Garry Monk's side struggled to find their usual fluency and found it difficult to break through a resolute Stoke defence.

When they did, Jonjo Shelvey saw an effort cannon back off the post, while Gylfi Sigurdsson's stunning effort from distance fizzed past Stoke goalkeeper's far post.

But despite the disappointing result, Taylor insists Garry Monk's side will produce a positive reaction.

"We will bounce back," insisted the Welsh left-back. "We will get together as a team, turn this around and find out why the last few results have not gone our way.

"We didn't perform as we know we can, but this happens in football. Every team has poor spells - it is up to us to turn it around.

"Decisions didn't go our way on the night, but once we gave them the goal early on, they had everything to hang on to and they made it really difficult for us.

"Apart from the goal I didn't think Fabs has had much to do, but we ran out of ideas going forward.

"When a team gets a goal away from home and sits in front of their goal, it can be difficult to break them down. You have to try and move the ball very quickly to get it behind or past the defence.

"We weren't quick enough tonight and we made it too easy for them."