Gorre applauds Swans support

1st November 2017

Kenji Gorre reserved special praise for Swansea City’s travelling supporters following Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy victory over Forest Green Rovers.

Some 86 loyal Swans fans travelled to Gloucestershire to watch Swans Under-21s secure a 2-0 victory over the League Two side at The New Lawn Stadium.

Gorre supplied the assist for Adam King’s second-half opener and admits he is looking forward to more support with a home tie to come in round two.

“The fans were fantastic,” the 23-year-old said. “They have been superb throughout the season.

“It was a great feeling to go and thank them at the end and applaud those who had travelled. We are very grateful and that is what football is about.

“To earn a home tie in the next round is amazing. It means we have the chance to play in front of more of our supporters at the Liberty Stadium.”

Tyler Reid’s cross supplied the assist for King’s second goal to double the Swans’ advantage.

The victory means the U21s progress to the knockout stage of the competition having secured a hat-trick of wins over EFL sides.

“The 100 per cent record in the competition means a lot to us,” Gorre continued.

“We showed great character to get on the ball at Forest Green. As soon as we got the goal the game opened up for us. We had no fear as we battled for the win.

“We are one of the few clubs from an academy level to progress and we are hoping to continue to impress in the competition.

“We will take things game by game and everything from this point is a bonus.”