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Ben Wilmot | Liberty win would kick 2020 off on right note

1st January 2020
First team

Ben Wilmot is confident Swansea City are on their way to turning their home form around, and wants Steve Cooper’s men to underline that by beating Charlton in their first game of 2020.

The Swans went through a sequence where they lost five out of seven games on home turf, but they have recovered with a win over Middlesbrough sitting between draws against Blackburn and Barnsley where the hosts were frustrated not to take all three points.

While a return of five points from nine would not have been what Swansea were targeting, a win over the Addicks would keep the trend moving in the right direction.

And it would be the ideal way to start a new year and a new decade.

I think our previous two performances (against Blackburn and Middlesbrough) at the Liberty had been good, which is nice as we went through a patch where we weren’t very good at home,” said Wilmot.

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“I think we have come out of that and we were okay against Barnsley. We are disappointed but we have to look on the bright side of things and it was another clean sheet for us. 

“The games come thick and fast and we move straight on and focus on Charlton.

“It will be another tough game but we are glad it is at the Liberty and we can try and pick up points at home. We really enjoy playing at the Liberty so we are looking forward to it.

“Our aim against Barnsley was to finish the year on a high and we didn’t quite get it over the line in the end, but we look forward to Charlton and hope to start the year off well. “