Cork lauds Liberty experience

18th May 2015

Jack Cork insists he has enjoyed an "amazing" first season at the Liberty despite ending 2014-15 in SA1 on a losing note.

The Swans went down 4-2 in a six-goal thriller to Manchester City in the final home game of the season on Sunday, despite going toe-to-toe with last season's champions.

After trailing by two goals in the first half, the Swans fought back to level the scores following goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafe Gomis either side of half-time.

But Yaya Toure's second of the game and a Wilfried Bony strike, upon his return to the Liberty, sealed all three points for the visitors.

Despite the defeat Cork, who has started every game for the Swans since making his debut against Sunderland in February, insisted he has loved every minute of his first season at the Liberty.

"It's been amazing," said the English midfielder. "We've had some good results here and done very well. 

"The support has been brilliant throughout the season, and it's been enjoyable. It was nice to go out with your family and say thank you to everybody at the end.

We were disappointed to lose the game. It was probably an enjoyable game to watch, but it was tough to be involved in. 

"We started the game well and had good patches, but with the quality of the players they have, you can't afford to give them a yard. They took their chances and we didn't.

"We showed great character to get back into the match, but the third goal came at the wrong time because we had just got back into it and had a couple of chances before.

"The season's not over yet though. We've got a game against Crystal Palace next week, and we will now focus on that."