Chairman's column: Sheffield Wednesday

15th December 2018

Read Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins' programme notes for today's clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Today’s fixture is another important match for both clubs as we approach a very busy Christmas period of games which can set the tone for the rest of the Championship campaign.

We have seven league fixtures to play in just over a month, plus our FA Cup third-round tie at Aston Villa in early January, so it’s a big block of matches to play in a short period.

Victory at Brentford last week was first and foremost a very welcome three points. The early goals we scored and the number of chances we created were great for all of us to see.

The game itself was like going back in time to watch football in a traditional way, and I’m sure it was an atmosphere we all loved. It’s a gentle reminder to everyone that British football played in the traditional way is something to cherish.

The match itself was a credit to the Championship with the way both teams competed and played to win. It made it a fantastic day out and it goes without saying bringing three points home made the day even more enjoyable.

A warm welcome to all directors, staff, players and supporters who have made the long journey from Sheffield to South West Wales. The Owls are without a shadow of doubt one of the best supported teams in the Championship, and they have gone very close on a few occasions to winning promotion back to the Premier League.

As I mentioned earlier, we have seven league games over the Christmas and New Year period, which will be a tough challenge for Graham Potter, his staff and the whole squad.

But with your continued strong support behind the manager and players we can look forward to a successful run of games and hopefully a strong second half of the season for us all to enjoy.

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a successful year ahead.

Enjoy the game,