Gorre pleased with scoring return

16th August 2017
Under-21s

Kenji Gorre was delighted to score his first goal of the season as Swansea City Under-21s came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town 2-1 in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The forward, who has been out of action with a knee injury since April, came off the bench to score the equaliser with a sublime free-kick before Aaron Lewis netted the winner on Tuesday.

“I was glad to get the minutes under my belt,” said Gorre. “I have been struggling with my left knee since the end of last season and fighting to get back to fitness throughout the summer.

“It was great to get back out on the pitch and do my thing for the team.

“I have had a good pre-season and I feel I am ready and fit for the games coming up.”

The victory at the LCI Rail Stadium sees the young Swans top Group E with games against Forest Green and Newport County to come in October.

Gorre didn’t feature in the competition for the Swans last season but played 18 games during a loan spell for Northampton in League One, and he feels the Checkatrade Trophy will continue to help players develop this season.

“This competition provides a massive boost to help young players develop their football,” he said.  

“Having played on loan at this level, it gives you a taster of what EFL football is all about.

“It was a completely different game to the one we played against Liverpool on Friday. This was men’s football and we had to dig in to get all three points.

“We showed that we are not pushovers and can complete against League Two teams.”