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Rangel – We Didn’t Deserve To Win

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On a disappointing afternoon at Ewood Park, the Swans were the first casualties of the fourth round when they were beaten 3-1 by their Championship opponents and suffered two red cards into the bargain as well.

Both Kyle Bartley and Gylfi Sigurdsson saw straight red for differing challenges, both questioned by Garry Monk after the event but neither to be appealed by the Swans after the manager confirmed that in a post match interview.

The Swans were captained on the day by Angel Rangel in the absence of Ashley Williams and he could not hide his disappointment in his own post match interview

“The aim today was to get a response from last week’s defeat (to Chelsea), and I don’t think we got the standards which we should have reached,” he said.

“There are no excuses from us, and we must apologise to the fans that travelled to Blackburn to support us.

“It was a missed opportunity in the FA Cup, which is a great competition. But we didn’t deserve to get through to the next round.

“It doesn’t get any easier when you’ve had a man sent off in the first few minutes, and it was an uphill battle from then on.

“It was a very disappointing day for us, and now we have to focus on the trip to Southampton and put in a hugely improved performance.”

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