Rodgers looks ahead after securing play-off spot

26 April 2011 12:00
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers was able to celebrate being the first person to lead the Welsh club into the npower Championship play-offs on the day he marked his 50th game in charge of the club. Swansea clinched their place in the end-of-season promotion decider with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Ipswich. Rodgers' side, up to fourth following other results, cannot now be caught by those outside the top six, but the second automatic spot is all but beyond them with just two matches remaining. "It took us a bit of time to get going but after that I thought we were magnificent - it was a brilliant performance," said Rodgers. "We knew it was going to be difficult for us, but I thought we were top class in both attack and defence. We stuck to our tactics, which have been the same all season - pass the ball, have patience and press. "For the majority of the season that's what we have done and our passing and possession were outstanding."

Source: PA