Courtney: Dropped points hard to take
Courtney Baker-Richardson admits Swansea City’s draw with Preston was hard to take as Graham Potter’s men were denied a third-straight win.
The Swans were on course to move within four points of the Championship play-off places when Baker-Richardson’s third goal of the season gave them the lead at Deepdale.
But a debatable handball decision against Connor Roberts gave Preston the chance to equalise from the spot, with Daniel Johnson beating Erwin Mulder to level matters.
Swansea still gained a point to narrow the deficit to the top six to six points, but Baker-Richardson knows it could, and perhaps, should be even smaller.
“I don’t feel like the scoreline reflects how we played. We have looked good in 2019 and we want to keep winning so to drop two points is hard to take,” he said.
“We had chances and situations where we could have put it to bed and we have to reflect on ourselves and not other people.
“We don’t feel it was a penalty but we are not here to complain about officials. It’s come along just after we scored and it changed the game.
“If that does not happen we are probably pressing on to get another goal.”
The 22-year-old’s close-range finish to complete a flowing team move came on the back of his strike at Villa Park in the FA Cup.
And Baker-Richardson is relishing the opportunity granted him by the illnesses which have affected Oli McBurnie and Wilfried Bony.
“It’s always a pleasure to score, that’s what I want to do because it’s fantastic feeling to score in front of the Swans fans,” he said,
“That’s what I want to bring to the table and I am delivering when I get my chance.”