Jamal Lowe relishes perfect South Wales derby bow
Jamal Lowe reflected on a “perfect” introduction to the South Wales derby after firing Swansea City to victory over Cardiff City.
The striker’s brace at Cardiff City Stadium ensured the Swans extended their unbeaten run in the fixture to four matches.
He turned in a header from Connor Roberts in the sixth minute and then doubled his tally with 18 minutes to go, surging through the home defence to steer home with the outside of his right foot.
“These are my first derby goals. It was my first derby for the Swans and it couldn’t have gone any better really,” said Lowe.
“I wanted to make an impact. It’s such a big game for the club, the players and the fans. It went perfectly really. The boys have played well and we’ve got the result.
“I haven’t been able to play in front of the fans yet. The gaffer was highlighting how much this game means to everyone.
“Obviously, he said that before the game and during the week for the new players to understand how big this game is in Wales.
“Both supporters would be dying for the result. We’ve given the fans something to be proud of and they can enjoy the weekend.”
They were Lowe’s first goals since the draw against Bristol City in October, and he could not have picked a better game in which to get back on the scoresheet.
“There have been a few games where I’ve had a couple of chances and they’ve either hit the post or the keeper has made a save. You just have to keep putting yourself in the right place,” he added.
“I work hard for the team and it doesn’t matter who scores, I’m happy if we win.
“It’s big to score in a derby; you saw that in the celebration of the first goal. Even though it was a scruffy goal, it means a lot.
“Normally, a scruffy goal or a tap-in doesn’t get celebrated anywhere near as much as that one did. You can feel the height of the game and how big it is.
“It was a typical derby; but we’ve come out on top and that’s all that matters.”