Grimes delighted with first Swans goal
25th August 2015
Matt Grimes expressed his delight at his first Swansea City goal in the Capital One Cup win over York City.
The midfielder, making his first appearance of the campaign, doubled the Swans' lead following Nathan Dyer's second-minute opener.
Grimes, who had earlier missed a golden opportunity to open his account, saw his shot deflected onto the post and over the line in the 64th minute before sub Marvin Emnes finished off York with a late goal.
And the 20-year-old was happy to get off the mark for the Swans. He said: "One game, one goal - I am happy with that.
"I'm really pleased with my first goal for the club.
"I missed a really good chance earlier in the game and I can't excuse those kind of misses, but I kept plugging away and got my goal.
"I really enjoyed getting some more game time tonight - I haven't played since our pre-season clash with Nottingham Forest, so it has been a while.
"I felt a little rusty - to be honest it was not one of my best performances, but I'm really happy with my first goal for the club and also for us to progress."
The Swans were handed a trip to Championship side Hull City in the third round in Tuesday night's draw.
And Grimes admits Garry Monk's side are determined to progress through the competition.
"One of our aims this season is to have a decent cup run in this competition and the FA Cup," he added.
"We knew York were going to come and offer us a challenge if we gave them any chance they would capitalise and they almost did at times.
"We showed our strength and depth tonight. The manager fielded a line-up that would not have looked out of place against a Premier League team.
"It was a chance for a number of us to show what we have to offer the side and I think we did that - we are all hungry to get a starting position."