Swansea City’s recent slump in form continued at the weekend, as they were beaten 1-0 by rivals Cardiff City at the Liberty Stadium.
Aden Flint’s goal after just eight minutes proved to be enough for the Bluebirds, as they kept the pressure on their play-off chasing rivals in the Championship with a hard-fought win.
Swansea had the better of the chances and the majority of the possession on the day, but failed to make that count, as they slipped to their eighth defeat of this year’s campaign.
Steve Cooper’s side now find themselves sat third in the Championship table, and are six points adrift of second-placed Watford heading into their final nine matches of this year’s campaign.
Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman took to Instagram following the defeat to Cardiff, and admitted that the loss to their rivals hurt more than other defeats, before switching his focus to their next match.
Woodman has been a regular in the Swansea team this season, whilst on loan from Newcastle United, and has gone on to keep 19 clean sheets in 40 appearances for the promotion-chasing Swans.
Woodman and his Swansea City team-mates are set to return to action after the international break, when they face struggling Birmingham City, in a match they’ll be expected to pick up three points from.
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The international break has come at the ideal time for Swansea.
They would have been favourites to win promotion automatically with Norwich City not so long ago, but a poor run of results has seen them really struggle for any sort of momentum in the Championship in recent weeks.
It’s important that they regroup during the international break, and return to action in a positive frame of mind, as they can’t afford to dwell on the defeat for Cardiff City for too long.
They’ve got the quality in their squad, and Woodman is certainly one of those that has impressed me this season, and he’ll have a key role to play in their push for promotion back into the Premier League in the next few months.