Jack Army are fan-tastic, says John

6th May 2019
First team

Declan John has saluted the Jack Army for their fantastic support during Swansea City’s Championship campaign.

Over 860 fans made the nine-hour round trip to Blackburn for the Swans’ final fixture of the season.

Manager Graham Potter led the club to 10th place in the Championship in his first season in charge, with the Swans signing off with a 2-2 draw at Ewood Park.

And John, a summer signing from Rangers, was quick to thank the Swans supporters for their terrific backing at the Liberty and on the road.

“The supporters were absolutely fantastic at Blackburn and we were really keen to show our appreciation after the final whistle,” said John, who made his 13th appearance of the season in the stalemate.

“Up and down the country they have followed us and sung their hearts out all season. Away games are always a long day for the fans, but they are always behind us and it never goes unnoticed by this squad.

“Hopefully we have given them some fantastic memories this season because they deserve it.”

Despite trailing at Ewood Park, Potter’s side took the lead thanks to headed efforts from Courtney Baker-Richardson and Oli McBurnie.

Bradley Dack’s second-half strike meant the spoils were shared in Lancashire, but John was happy with the outcome as Potter’s side ended the season with five wins and three draws from their last nine matches.

“We created a few good chances in the first half but they made it hard for us after the break,” said the Wales international.

“The boys reacted well after falling behind, and I think we got a grasp on the game and grew more into it as the half went along.

“We got on top and started doing what we do best, but after the break they countered us and were effective in that respect.

“Blackburn is a tough place to go and getting a point there is a decent result, so we have to be happy with that.”