Courtney hungry for more

11th February 2019
First team

Courtney Baker-Richardson is hungry to make even more of his time at Swansea City after signing a new contract.

The striker has penned a one-year extension at the Liberty Stadium, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2020.

The 23-year-old – who signed from non-league Leamington FC in 2017 – has scored three goals in 12 appearances this season, and made his fourth start of 2019 in the weekend win over Millwall.

He has largely had to bide his time with Oli McBurnie having racked up 15 goals in all competitions this season, but feels he is adjusting well to the considerable step up to Championship level.

And he hopes to press on further with his immediate future now secured.

“Of course I’d love to be starting week in week out, but you can’t knock Oli – he scores when he wants,” said Baker-Richardson.

“But the more starts and goals for me, the better. This is my first season in Championship football and, considering I was playing non-league football two years ago, I’m just happy to be able to fit in when I’m needed.

“It’s a massive step for me and I’m proud of myself because of it.

“The experience has whetted my appetite and I’m hungry for more now. I want to push on, be the best I can be and see what the future holds.”