Barrie eyes the target

24th August
First team

Barrie McKay is looking to add goals to his game as he settles into life at Swansea City.

The summer signing from Nottingham Forest has started each of the Swans’ four games in the Championship so far this season.

McKay has made a promising start to life in Wales, with his blend of pace and trickery causing problems for opposing defences.

The former Rangers man says he is loving life in SA1 - but he is keen to put his name on the scoresheet ahead of Saturday’s clash with Bristol City.
“I want to try to add goals to my game,” he said.

“I haven’t scored for Swansea yet and it’s up to me to get off the mark. Hopefully I can do that as soon as possible."

While he is yet to score, McKay has made some telling contributions in Swans colours.

He claimed a couple of assists on the opening day at Sheffield United, where he was unlucky not to find the target with a sweet half-volley which came back off the bar.

He won a penalty for his team in the win over Preston and had a hand in Oli McBurnie's first goal against Leeds.  

“I am loving it here in Swansea," McKay added.

"Everyone has made me feel welcome and it’s a nice place to live, which always helps.

“The manager has just told us to go out and enjoy ourselves, which gives us freedom and confidence straightaway. We’ve got talent up front and the boys in defence give us the platform to build on.

“The fans have been brilliant too. They have really got behind the players, which gives us a real lift.

“We go into every game looking to win and that’s not going to change against Bristol City.”