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Rodgers: My Players Were Fantastic

Rodgers: My Players Were Fantastic

Brendan Rodgers is a happy man again as he watches his side beat Scunthorpe United 2-0 which maintains our 100% winning record at home.

It was a difficult match for the Swans as Scunthorpe made it difficult for us to get the ball out of defence at times to create an attack, but we maintain our momentum and eventually got the goals our dominance deserved.

Rodgers told the Official Site:

'I thought my players were fantastic,''

'Tactically Scunthorpe made it very difficult for us and after their result (4-0 win at Sheffield United) in midweek I knew we would have a game on our hands. You've got to pay Scunthorpe a lot of respect.

'In the first-half we wanted to run with the ball too much, but we were a lot better after the break.

'We kept knocking on the door and showed great perseverance. It was important we remained patient and kept looking for the spaces.

'We also changed things ourselves tactically, with Stephen Dobbie and David Cotterill coming on, and it worked.

'They were two great finishes from Scott (Sinclair) and Stephen (Dobbie), but it was also important that we kept a clean sheet; the third from four home games.

'We showed style and steel again and it was important we picked up the three points because we've got three long journeys ahead of us which will test up.''


The win puts us up into 6th in the League now, but Rodgers is not getting carried away, and says there's still a long way to go:

'It's nice to be up there,''

'It's still early days, but I'd rather be where we are than down towards the bottom.

'The players deserve to be up there, but you can't have a good look at the table until after the busy Christmas period. As long as we are in or around the top six then it will give us great focus going into the final stages.

'It's difficult to say we are going to be promotion contenders because there are a lot of teams who can spend more money than us.

'But I've got great confidence in this group and I know we will only get better.''




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday September 18 2010
Time: 7:31PM

Comments

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I can't fault Rodgers today-- made the right changes-- Dobbie for a tiring Nouble and Cotterill made a big difference when he replaced Allen. Last year we would have drawn the game 0-0-- much more positive this year--well done to the manager.
Philto
19/09/2010 11:14:00
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sinclair settling in nicely then lads, any shape on Nouble
ten men
19/09/2010 12:15:00
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Totally agree Philto, I thought at half time it was going to be a test for Rodgers to see how he could change things as first half we struggled to get through a hard-working Scunthorpe side. He did well with the subs and it worked.
KevinE
19/09/2010 12:57:00
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