Date: 17th March 2008 at 11:51am
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Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez has insisted his team will repay the fans after they watched a dire performance on Saturday at Northampton.

by cyjax
‘I can honestly see us being in the play offs and losing out again.’

The League One leaders have picked up just 1 point in 9, losing 2-1 to Millwall, drawing at Tranmere and losing 4-2 at Sixfields Stadium.

The Cobblers found themselves 3-0 after just 23 minutes, before Scotland got us a goal back before the interval.

Luckily for us, our main promotion rivals Carlisle and Doncaster failed to win. Doncaster lost at Brighton while Carlisle rescued a point late on against Swindon.

Our poor run has seen our lead cut in half from 14 points to just 6. Failure to win tomorrow at Bristol Rovers will increase the pressure and could easily develop into a costly run of poor form.

Roberto Martinez however as promised fans they’ll bounce back, he told the Evening Post:

‘It’s a test of character for us now,’

‘We conceded a last-minute goal against Tranmere, now key moments in the game at Northampton have gone against us when, even after going 3-0 down, we could have come back into it.

‘These things are happening all at once, as happens in football, and it’s a test of character not only for the squad but the whole football club.

‘I know the fans will be disappointed with the first 25 minutes of the game – we are too. But my message to them is that we need supporters now rather than fans.

‘They have been special all along this season and we need them to carry on enjoying our position in the table.

‘They can relax and be assured that we will bounce back because of the character we have in this squad. We will pay them back at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.’



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