Joel Ward was pleased with the team’s performance in recording two consecutive clean sheets, but rues what he feels was a missed opportunity to consolidate fifth position.
“The only thing that was missing from today was the goal because we had a lot of possession and managed to get in the final third enough times. It was just the final ball that was letting us down and we couldn’t find the back of the net.”
Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had to make some important saves, including a shot from Patrick Bamford hit at point blank range, but Ward believes his side still have momentum going into the New Year.
“We would have taken 31 points at this stage at the start of season, but as a club we want to keep pushing on. We’re on a great run at the moment and it would have been nice to get three points to give us a push up the league. But we’ll take the positives and go into the New Year in high spirits and look to build on what we’ve done.”
Although it was a quiet first half in terms of chances created, it was another noisy atmosphere from the Selhurst Park faithful, and the defender has urged fans to get behind the team for what he hopes will be an equally impressive second half of the season.
“It’s down to us to do our jobs on the pitch but the supporters have played their part, and we know they’re behind us every step of the way. It gives us a lift every time we play and hopefully that’ll continue and we’ll see where we finish come May.”