Clement salutes the Jack Army

27th November 2017
First team

Swans boss Paul Clement has paid tribute to the Jack Army for their “brilliant” support against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Clement saw his side produce a much-improved performance to earn a point from a goalless draw and end a run of four straight league defeats.

It was a game the Swans deserved to win, especially after Wilfried Bony’s first-half strike was controversially ruled out by referee Stuart Attwell.

“The fans were brilliant, they really were,’’ declared Clement.

“I’d like to thank them because I had asked them in the media for their support of the players – and they absolutely gave it.

“They helped us massively and got behind the team from the first to the last whistle. They were patient as well when we made some errors. That was a big, big help.

“It helps when they see some good stuff on the pitch as well. I think they saw something they liked and responded superbly.

“Now we’ve got to keep giving them what they want. It’s down to me and the players to be the catalyst for them to feed off because I know they will keep responding for this football club.”

The fans were also praised by new player-coach Leon Britton, who added: “The lads showed character and determination out there and the only thing missing was the three points.

“The fans were different class and backed the lads right to the end which we were all grateful for.

“Now we have to it all again at Chelsea on Wednesday – and for the rest of the season.”