Jamal Lowe hoping to continue scoring run

30th March
First team
Jamal Lowe celebration v Sheffield Wednesday

Jamal Lowe is pleased to be back among the goals after scoring his second in as many games to earn a point for Swansea City at Hillsborough, and wants to keep his run going.

The Swans largely controlled the first half, but found themselves behind at the break when Bailey Cadamarteri slotted in at the back post to put Sheffield Wednesday ahead.

The goal gave the home side a lift and the second period was a much more even affair, but Lowe found himself in the right place at the right time, when Josh Tymon’s corner was headed goalward by Harry Darling, and he was able to steer home an equaliser in the 76th minute.

It followed up another key goal for the forward, with Lowe having netted the clinching second goal in the 96th minute of the south Wales derby.

And the Jamaica international is hungry for more.

“It’s good to be scoring goals,” he said.

“Obviously, in the derby the goal was in the last minute and the emotions were high. 

"In this game, again, we needed a goal and thankfully the chance came and I’ve tucked it away.

“That goal was just about who could react the quickest. We worked a set-piece for H (Darling) because he’s so good in the air, and it’s just a case of gambling that if his header doesn’t go in, then what can I do?

"I hope I can keep this run going now and help the team.

“The game wasn’t the greatest spectacle, but Sheffield Wednesday are very hard to play against. They’re fighting for survival in the league, and every time I’ve been here it’s been tough.

“They play a different style of football to us. But it was just about trying to stay patient and create as many chances as possible.

“We had lots of control in the first half, but they got a goal before half-time which changes everything. The second half was a bit more of a scrap.

“We scored, and then they started chucking everyone forward, but we managed to not concede and take a point."

Lowe also praised the efforts of goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, who made a handful of top saves and key interventions in the closing minutes as the Owls began to push for a winner.

“Carl’s been so good,” he added.

“He made a few saves, there was even one where it was deflected. Sometimes when they’re deflected like that, the goalkeeper gets thrown off, but Carl has managed to react and save it, which is unreal.

“We’re all working our hardest to minimise the shots he has to face, but he’s there pulling off mad saves so we’re really pleased to have him in goals.”

With the Easter Monday game against Queens Park Rangers just two days away, Lowe is looking forward to returning to the Swansea.com Stadium and playing in front of the Jack Army again, with the fixture set to have a bumper crowd.

“I feel like we’re getting the crowd onside, they’re starting to believe," he said.

“We had a tough run of games under the new manager, but  I think everyone’s starting to see it now and see the work ethic and style of play, I think they can see the identity.

“It’s lovely because with the fans with you, to play at home is unmatched.

“We’ll be giving effort and fight, and I’m sure if we do that the fans will be right behind us and it will be a great atmosphere again."