Clinton Morrison has highlighted his concerns over the number of mistakes Swansea City have made under Russell Martin.
The Swans have been guilty of making high-profile errors in their Championship defeats to Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, results that mean they have just one point from the nine available so far this season.
And former striker Morrison believes Swansea’s insistence on playing out from the back has its drawbacks.
“You have to credit Michael O’Neill, he would have said ‘defend from the front’,” he said on Quest after Swansea’s home loss to Stoke.
“This happens too much for Swansea. I know it’s Russell Martin and he’s only just got in, but it happened at MK Dons.
“Sometimes you overplay from the back and will get caught out eventually.
“There’s nothing wrong with sometimes turning it into the channels.”
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Martin defended his players following the defeats to Blackburn and Stoke.
And the 35-year-old admits fans will have to go through some tough times this season as he bids to fully implement his playing style at the club.
“We are trying to do something different, which is why we were brought to the football club,” the head coach told the club website.
“I mean different, not better, there is more than one way to play football and there is no right or wrong way to play football.
“But we really believe in a certain way of doing it and we have to transmit that belief and conviction to the players and the supporters.
“We have to accept with the guys we have missing and the guys we have injured, there will be mistakes and there might be a bit of pain.
“But I love the guys for what they are giving us.”