Win was perfect tonic for Richards

21st December 2014

Jazz Richards insisted a starting role and three points was the perfect tonic to help him overcome a tough week.
The Wales international was handed a fourth Barclays Premier League start of the campaign as the Swans bounced back from two consecutive defeats to record a 1-0 win at Hull City.
After losing 2-0 at West Ham, Garry Monk's side went down 2-1 at home to Tottenham, with Richards' late attempted clearance latched onto by Christian Eriksen, who scored to inflict a cruel defeat on the hosts.
But the Swans, and Richards, stood tall at the KC Stadium to record only their second league win on the road this season thanks to Ki Sung-Yueng's first-half goal.
And the right-back was thankful to his team-mates, and Monk, for helping him come through a testing week.
"It was an important win, and we needed that - I needed that too after what happened last weekend," said the 23-year-old.
"I received a bit of criticism outside of the club, but I've dealt with that and my team-mates also helped me come through that on Saturday, which I really appreciate.
"Last week against Spurs, it was just a mistake that we got punished for, and I've had to pick myself up quickly from that.
"The best thing for me was that the manager immediately showed his faith in me by starting me against Hull.
"I just wanted to do my best for the team and help as much as I can to get us three points."