A Huge Point But Should've Been Three
Paul Lambert was pleased to see us draw a line under our recent back to back defeats in the leagues, although he is a tad disappointed we couldn't hold on for all three points after getting ourselves in front.
Speaking to the Official Site after our 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium today Lambert explained:
'It was a really disappointing finish but the effort, especially in the second half, was excellent. We were right on the ropes in the first 20 minutes or so, Swansea had some really good chances but we hung in which was great. We equalised at the end of the first half, it was a terrific finish from Andi and in the second half I thought we looked really threatening. But we should have seen it through. With 30 seconds to go you really expect to see it through. However, it's a good point for us. They have taken a lot of knocks and kickings but they deserve credit for what they have done today.'
The main worry following the Wigan game was it seemed the heart and belief had been battered from the side, today was a line that needed drawing and hopefully it'll go a long way to restoring that belief and spirit in the camp that saw us enter our unbeaten run.
Then sensible additions in January with a touch of experience to help guide the lads should be enough to see us through.
But we have to keep this going in the coming games, really get that confidence back with some more comprehensive performances and wins. If the belief returns, we know these lads - whilst not being the finished product, whilst not all of them will develop as we hope they will do - can compete in this league and take the points to keep us out of the bottom three so we can really develop the team next summer.
Yes three points would've been more welcomed and given that little extra breathing space, but the most important thing was not to lose again and bring an end to that run. We've done that today, we now need to push on again, get back on track but most importantly continue to develop so we can push on as best we can this season.
An update on the extent of Ashley Westwood's ankle injury should be known by tomorrow. Be a blow if he is set for a period of time on the sidelines, as he has been one of the lads who has really shown improvement over the first half of the season.
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