George Byers training

Fond Millwall memories for George Byers

22nd November
First team

Facing Millwall this weekend will bring back some fond memories for Swansea City midfielder George Byers.

The last time the Londoners visited the Liberty Stadium in February, the 23-year-old scored his first senior goal to seal a 1-0 victory.

The crucial strike came just before the break, with Byers reacting to his blocked effort to dispatch a left-footed follow-up into the top corner.

The former Watford man built on that moment to become a regular in the Swans midfield over the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign.

And he has recently reprised his productive partnership with Matt Grimes in the centre of the park.

Meaning he is looking forward to getting back into the thick of the action against Gary Rowett’s visitors.

“It was a fantastic feeling for me. It was a very special moment and one I look back on with fond memories,” he said.

“To be fair, there was about 40 minutes played and I’d already had about six shots!

“The keeper made a couple of really good saves and the defenders made a few important blocks. But I was absolutely buzzing when it eventually went in for me.

“It spurred me on, and I managed to score a few more goals towards the end of the season. I’ve only scored three so far this season and I want to build on that as much as I can.

“We’ll be looking towards that game as one that we want to get three points from.

“Being back at home after the international break, it is very important to hit the ground running once more.”