Rodgers - Let's stay focused
Brendan Rodgers is refusing to get carried away after Swansea came from behind to beat Ipswich.
Last Updated: 04/12/10 3:49pm
Brendan Rodgers is refusing to get carried away after his Swansea team came from behind to beat Ipswich and reinforce their promotion credentials.
The win kept the Swans in third place on the heels of Cardiff, perfectly primed to strike out for a top two place.
Rodgers, though, who saw striker Craig Beattie plunder a brace, knows his side have to keep their feet on the ground.
"We are certainly not getting carried away, and the mark of our performances is testament to how hard the players have been working," he told Sky Sports.
"They work very, very hard everyday, and this is the rewards that we are getting.
"I've always felt that if we are up and around the top-six come February or March, then we will see where we are at. To get the result today was a great win."
After dominating the first-half Swansea failed to get the goal they deserved and went behind soon after the interval when Andros Townsend headed home.
But just as Beattie was being readied to be substituted he popped up with the equaliser when he headed in a free-kick after 64 minutes.
Joe Allen then pounced on poor Ipswich defending to put his side ahead when he fired home from close range.
Carlos Edwards looked to have won Ipswich a penalty when Mark Gower brought him down in the area, but it was not given.
To rub salt into their gaping wounds, Beattie scored with a sublime shot that went in off the bar to complete the turnaround.
"I've just had a look on the replay and its one of those that if you're at home, you're disappointed if you don't get it," added Rodgers of the penalty appeal.
"Gower was just coming across and there was a little contact - he has touched him.
"There has been contact and, maybe if the player had stayed on his feet, he might have gone through and had a chance on goal.
"I think from Roy's perspective I would be disappointed if I didn't get it."
He continued: "We felt that we needed something different in the game. Craig Beattie is excellent when crosses are coming into box.
"But we didn't do that so much and we were just about to make the change. Obviously we got the free-kick and he got the header on it and got us the goal.
"Once you get the goal, that ups your confidence level and the second goal was absolutely magnificent."