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Elder: We Had To Be Resolute

13 September 2021

Callum Elder says the team were delighted to pick up back-to-back clean sheets in the Championship after a goalless draw against Swansea City.

The Tigers made the long trip to South Wales looking to build on their performance from before the international break against Bournemouth, and managed to keep the hosts quiet in a game of few real chances.

“It was a difficult game,” said Elder.

“We spoke before the game about how we were looking to build on the clean sheet against Bournemouth.

“We knew that Swansea are a good side and that their ball retention is excellent.

“They build up play really well from the back and they’ve got threat up top that can hurt you.

“We definitely came for the three points but moving forward, we’re delighted with the clean sheet.”

The Tigers could have picked up all three points in stoppage time through Ryan Longman’s long-range shot, but found themselves having to defend as a unit for long periods during the game.

“We wanted to suck their wing-backs out to try and get our front three against their three centre-backs,” added Elder.

“They were really aggressive so at times we weren’t allowed to do it.

“We had to be resolute.

“When you come away from home in the Championship, no matter who you play, you have to defend well.

“We’re really pleased with the clean sheet against a good side.”

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