Swansea City took another giant leap in the right direction under Russell Martin last night, beating Coventry City 2-1 away from home.
Martin’s side have now climbed to 10th in the table and sit narrowly outside the play-off places after four wins from their last five fixtures.
Jamie Paterson opened the scoring for the Swans at Coventry, continuing his fine run of form, before Joel Piroe doubled their lead.
Kyle McFadzean made things uncomfortable for Martin, but Swansea held on for another crucial three points.
Matt Grimes – the club’s long-serving skipper – detailed how he feels we are now starting to see a ‘clear identity’ when it comes to Martin’s side and their style of play.
That interview with Grimes prompted a response from Paterson, who labelled him ‘The General’ for this Swansea side.
The general 🎯 https://t.co/WNFMwCg0MW
— Jamie Paterson (@jamiepaterson12) November 3, 2021
Grimes hasn’t just been influential under Martin, he was a key part of Steve Cooper’s two years at the helm, which saw Swansea finish in the play-off places in back-to-back seasons.
Martin will hope his side can continue their surge towards the top-six this weekend when they take on AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.
Scott Parker’s side are unbeaten in the Championship this season, but take on Preston North End this evening.
Grimes was a player that was heavily linked with a move away from Swansea back in the summer. Martin, though, will be delighted that he’s managed to retain his skipper.
The midfielder offers real quality on the ball in midfield, supplying the likes of Paterson and Piroe, who are doing the damage.
Martin’s style of play really suits Grimes, whilst his leadership continues to flourish under a new regime in South Wales.
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