First league goal a special moment for Morgan Whittaker

2nd May 2021
First team
Morgan Whittaker

Morgan Whittaker savoured his first league goal as he helped Swansea City to a comeback win over his former club Derby County.

The forward saw his header just creep over the line in the second half to cancel out Tom Lawrence’s opener for the visitors, before Connor Roberts volleyed home the winner for Steve Cooper’s side.

Whittaker opened his account for his new club when he struck a consolation goal on his debut in the FA Cup defeat to Manchester City in February.

And his maiden league goal against the club where he spent 12 years proved just as big a moment.

Derby home Morgan Whittaker

“It was a big moment for me, and I’m delighted to have scored my first Championship goal,” said the 20-year-old.

“It’s something I’ve been waiting for for some time.

“It’s not a bad record to score my first goal for Swansea in the FA Cup against Manchester City, and then to grab my first league goal against my former club.

“I just want to keep adding more goals to my game. I’m really happy here, and I hope that’s showing in my appearances.”

Morgan Whittaker

The victory moves the Swans up into fourth place – three points ahead of Bournemouth and Barnsley – with a trip to already-promoted Watford the sole remaining fixture.

And Whittaker is hoping the Swans can go into the play-offs with another good result behind them.

“We want to keep building momentum going into the play-offs,” said Whittaker.

“People outside of the city may have thought we wouldn’t be going for it in the last two games because there isn’t much riding on it, but to us they’re very important games and we’ve shown in this performance how determined we are to head into the play-offs in good form.”