Curt hails best ever season

26th May 2015

Swans first-team coach Alan Curtis hailed Swansea's "fantastic" record-breaking campaign as one of the best in the club's history.

Garry Monk's side ended 2014-15 on a losing note following a narrow 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, but Sunday afternoon's clash at Selhurst Park wasn't a reflection of the season Monk's men have enjoyed.

The Swans finished the campaign in eighth place - the club's highest position since their promotion in 2011 - while picking up a total of 56 points to comfortably break the club's record points tally in the Premier League.

And club legend Curtis, who was a key figure in John Toshack's side that finished sixth in the top flight in 1981, saluted the Swans' history-making season as one of their best ever.

"It's right up there as one of our best seasons," said Curt. "You can look back at the team in 1981, but I think it's a different level now.

"The achievement of playing in the Premier League probably outweighs what we did in the old First Division, which was no mean achievement. 

"But the money and the power of some of the bigger clubs these days was not really apparent in our day. 

"It shows how well the club is doing and how we are continuing to prosper."

He added: "It's disappointing to lose the last couple of games, but when you reflect back, to finish eighth shows what a fantastic season it's been, what a great job Garry has done and how well the players have performed - we've never been outside the top 10.

"We'll try and get better and better. We know there's an awful lot of hard work to do, and we're certainly not complacent enough to think we're an established side."