Gorre delighted with milestone

4th February 2018

Kenji Gorre hopes there are more goals to come after the winger chalked up his 10th of the season to help Swansea City Under-23s beat Manchester City in Premier League 2.

The 23-year-old’s stoppage-time winner at City’s Academy Stadium on Friday night extended the young Swans’ unbeaten run in Division One to seven games.

And Gorre, who has now hit the back of the net in three consecutive appearances for the under-23s, hopes his experience in development football will help his team achieve more this campaign.

“It means a lot to get the winner and help the team to another three points,” he said.

“Friday was a huge victory for us because it stretches our unbeaten run to seven games. In any league it is unbelievable to have that run and we want to keep it going.

“I am happy to reach that milestone of 10 goals, but I don’t want it to stop there. I want to get more goals and assists to help the side to more wins.

“The lads were brilliant once again on Friday. We showed great character and desire to keep batting and win the game.

“It was frustrating at times, but we dug in well and limited their chances. With the game still goalless anything could’ve happened. Thankfully it broke for us and I was in the right place to finish it off."

Gorre’s firepower in front of goal helped the Swans’ youngsters to the Professional Development League title in 2015.

His tally of 17 goals that season earned him a brief first-team opportunity under Garry Monk before loan spells with Dutch side ADO Den Haag and Northampton Town.

And Gorre is now hoping for more senior chances.

“I hope I can earn another opportunity at first-team level,” he added. “All I can do is keep working hard and scoring goals and try to make an impact in games.

“You are constantly learning in football, I feel I have learnt from every opportunity I have had in my career.

“The key thing for me right now is to keep helping the under-23s grow this season. We have come a long way over the past few seasons and we don’t look out of place against the big teams which is a real achievement.

“We go into every game to win and we want to keep doing that.”

Swansea City's Under-23s continue their campaign in the Premier League Cup at Landore on Monday, February 12 (1pm).