Russell Martin believes his Swansea ide have been just too drained as they got here up brief of their fixture in opposition to Birmingham.
Swansea’s journey to St Andrew’s led to defeat as a late strike from Riley McGree noticed the sport end 2-1 for the hosts. On the again of two wins, Swansea could have been hopeful they might have prolonged their run of kind in opposition to a aspect with no win in seven.
Nonetheless it wasn’t to be, and supervisor Martin blamed fatigue as the rationale why.
Speaking to WalesOnline, he stated: “We have been drained, there’s little doubt about it.
“We lacked the depth that we had within the earlier two video games.
“I believed we had lots of management within the first half with out actually threatening, I don’t assume they threatened in any respect both, actually.
“It’s been bodily and emotionally a extremely powerful week.”
The outcome was simply Swansea’s second loss in 9 matches, and having earned a hard-fought win in opposition to promotion-pushing West Brom it appeared like issues have been on the up.
However Martin believes that point caught up along with his gamers, and that they couldn’t match the power of their opponents.
“They regarded harmful, they regarded a menace and it was simply power, we couldn’t match that power, individuals taking too many touches and a few of the choice making and element wasn’t proper as a result of we have been drained.
“It was one recreation too many, in all probability, for too lots of the gamers.”
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Martin happy as new striker will get off the mark
One constructive for the Swans was new signing Michael Obafemi securing his first purpose for the membership.
Having joined from Southampton in the summertime, Obafemi had failed to attain in his first three appearances.
Nonetheless, now he has his first purpose Martin is hopeful he can kick on for the remainder of the season.
“I’m actually happy for him. For Michael, that’s testomony to the laborious work he’s put on this week.
“He’s labored actually laborious to get himself totally match which is the place we’d like him to be. And I believed he had an actual influence when he got here on.
“Hopefully that may loosen up him somewhat bit and he can settle into his stride. He’ll be excellent for us.”