Flynn Downes | It's nice to score, but we wanted more

18th January 2022
First team
Huddersfield Town away Flynn Downes 1

Flynn Downes hopes he won’t wait another two years to add to his goal tally after opening his Swansea City account at Huddersfield.

The midfielder coolly steered Korey Smith’s measured pass into the far corner with 12 minutes to go at the John Smith’s Stadium, helping the Swans secure a 1-1 draw after trailing.

It was the 22-year-old’s first goal since netting for Ipswich at Tranmere in January 2020, and just the fourth of his senior career.

While Downes – who had captained Swansea for the first time against Southampton the previous week – would have been happier still if Russell Martin’s men had come away with all three points, he was pleased to find the net and reward a strong second-half performance in west Yorkshire.

Huddersfield Town away Flynn Downes celebration

“When you say it like that it feels like a really long time ago,” he said when informed his previous goal had actually come before the onset of the current pandemic.

“I wish it had been a goal to win the game, but it was an unbelievable feeling and it will do us good to get a positive result against a side who have not lost for a while.

“I had the chance to get a bit higher up and get into the box more, and obviously it deends on where I play, but I would like to add more goals to my game. Hopefully it’s not as long to wait for the next one.

“But the main thing is the team, we wanted a performance and a result, and that second-half showing helped us get both even though we wanted more.”