Goals in the final 10 minutes from Joel Piroe and Cyrus Christie inflicted more misery on Albion and Martin claimed that as long as the Swans stayed in the game entering the latter stages, they knew that’s when Steve Bruce’s men struggled the most.
“Yeah we spoke about it,” Martin said when asked about Albion’s tendency to concede late goals.
“We spoke about it.
“We’ve got a 90 minute game plan and I feel the longer the game goes on if we’re in it or winning or 0-0 we’ve got a massive chance because of how much work we ask the opposition to do without the ball.
“We spoke about it at half-time and we spoke about it before the game - their record finishing games or conceding late on is not very good and the lads really believed that.
“We spoke about the need for being patient but to show a bit more willingness and positivity and belief in themselves in the final third and they definitely did that in the second-half.
“Thankfully for us, we try and put every game into context tactically, emotionally, where the opposition are at and where we’re at and fortunately today the guys have put it into practice and it’s worked.”
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