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Frustration for Swansea as Luton inflict more misery on home fans

20 Aug 2022 3 minute read
Swansea City manager Russell Martin. Picture by Nigel French / PA Wire

Swans boss Russell Martin was once again left scratching his head as his side lost to Luton, extending a run of seven home games in a row without a victory.

The Hatters finally got their season up and running, winning 2-0 to record their first win of the season.

Swansea came close to beating Millwall on Tuesday before two injury time own goals gave the Londoners a shock draw and goals in either half from Allan Campbell or Carlton Morris ensured more misery for the home fans

“We’ve let the two minutes of madness on Tuesday night seep into the start again. Box to box, I watch with pride at how we play football,” said Martin.

“Both boxes today, in our box on Tuesday, for two minutes, it’s just not convincing enough. There wasn’t enough aggression and we paid for it at the second phase again.

“We let Cameron Jerome turn inside the pitch and let Carlton Morris one-ono-ne with Ben Cabango. It’s those moments that are costing us.

“Between both boxes, we’re doing unbelievable stuff. Before today, we were really close to a successful start to the season.

“We have a really young group who haven’t been able to cope with the anxiety. I actually think two away games will be good for them.

“We have young men who are trying to learn and get through those moments.”

Buoyant

Hatters boss Nathan Jones was buoyant after the win, as his side bounced back from the mid-week defeat at Bristol City.

“We were terrible in midweek and went away from being us, but today we were outstanding. Our discipline was great and out of possession it was as good a performance as you will see.” said the Welshman.

“We denied them very little and we looked a threat. It was the perfect away performance.

“They are a very good technical side who pack the middle of the park. I watched them against Millwall and they could have been out of sight.

“But I thought we were brilliant and when we brought on the finishers we upped the tempo. That was my team again today.

“We are in and around it in the table and we want to start climbing from here. I’m proud of that performance and we know where we are as a team.

“We work hard as a team and we are hungry and humble. We won’t get carried away, but this is something to build on in a really long season.”


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