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Pascoe - Rodgers would be proud

Manager absent from defeat at Arsenal after death of father

Last Updated: 10/09/11 6:46pm

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Rodgers: Was absent following the death of his father

Rodgers: Was absent following the death of his father

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Swansea coach Colin Pascoe says Brendan Rodgers would be proud of his team following their 1-0 defeat at Arsenal.

The Swans fell at Emirates Stadium thanks to Andrey Arshavin's goal following an error by goalkeeper Michel Vorm, but put in a decent display.

Rodgers was not present at the game following the death of his father, but Pascoe believes they did him proud.

"We have been in contact all the time, he only went last night and was there to see his father pass away," Pascoe said.

"I have spoken to him and he is proud of the way the lads played and performed.

"Everything had been prepared well for the game and were unlucky not to get a draw."

Swansea have yet to score in the Premier League and Pascoe believes that is all that is missing from their game.

He added: "When you come to a place like the Emirates you have to stop the flow of play, and we did that.

"We are gutted really that we did not get anything, but we have to score goals to win games. At the moment we haven't been doing that but we are creating chances, I would be worried if we were not."

Wenger paid Arsenal's condolences to his opposite number. The Gunners boss said: "The team did fight for him today and that is the best they can do for him."

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