Jamal Lowe delighted to be back on the scoresheet for Swansea City
Jamal Lowe was delighted to be back among the goals for Swansea City after arriving for his second spell at the club on deadline day.
The striker gave the Swans a half-time lead against Sheffield Wednesday, coolly finding the net from the penalty spot after Pol Valentin had fouled Josh Ginnelly.
In the second half, Jerry Yates and Charlie Patino added to the goal tally to give the Swans their first league victory of the 2023-24 campaign.
But for Lowe – whose first spell at the Swans was mostly played behind closed doors – it was a goal in front of the Jack Army which felt most special.
“It feels really good,” Lowe said of the win.
“Firstly, it’s a win for the team, which is something we’ve all wanted and all been working hard for.
“We were unlucky not to get one in midweek at QPR, but we’ve got one now with a really good performance and I’m pleased with the goal.
“It was lovely [to score] and to do it at home as well. Like I said before, I haven’t really played in front of the fans here that often, so it was nice to hear the full stadium singing.
“I’ve been trying to be on penalties since I arrived, but Grimesy took the last one and Yatesy’s been on them as well, so as soon as the ref pointed for a pen I went and grabbed the ball straight away.
“Grimesy was like yeah, you’re on it. But I just thought, it’s my time to take responsibility, this is what you practice for week in, week out, so that when the time comes, you’re ready for it.
“That’s what you to do as a goal scorer, you want the pressure, you want to be the one scoring the goals and it’s a bit of banter as well, the away fans were behind the goal, the keeper was standing to one side trying to play mind games, but that just makes it nicer when it goes in.”
And Lowe is determined for this performance and result to be a platform for the Swans to build on after a challenging start to the season.
“We worked hard, we had two injuries, but everyone who started worked hard, everyone who came on worked hard and that will probably show in the statistics and in how well we kept the ball," he added.
“If we keep doing that, we’re going to be successful.
“I think that has to be the benchmark now with how we controlled the ball and the game. They had a five or 10- minute spell but, to be fair,to all the defenders, they were putting their bodies on the line and making important clearances, so for us to then score two quick goals just kills the game.
“It’s massive that we back this up now, you can’t just have this in dribs and drabs, we’ll have another hard week of training, and go again.
“That’s what we all want, that’s what the fans want, and that’s what we work so hard for so hopefully this is the start of a nice run for us.”