A job well done, says Declan

26th January 2019
First team

Declan John saluted the Swans’ FA Cup progress after Graham Potter’s side saw off Gillingham at the Liberty.

An Oli McBurnie brace, along with a stunning Bersant Celina strike and Barrie McKay’s goal sent the Swans into the fifth-round draw, which takes place on Monday night.
And John, making his seventh appearance of the season, was happy with both the performance and result as the Swans saw off their League One visitors.

“We’re very happy after that performance. We all played very well,” said the Wales international.
“We played some good stuff, particularly in the first half.
“We dropped the tempo a little in the second half but picked it up in the last 10 or 15 minutes particularly when Daniel James came on.
“We’re into the hat for the next round and we look forward to the draw on Monday.
“It would be great to get another home draw. We are enjoying our cup run – we’ve gained confidence from our results and performances and that has helped us in the league too.”

Celina’s strike was the highlight of a game played in tricky conditions at the Liberty.
The Kosovan struck a 30-yard effort into the top corner to put the Swans 3-1 up, with his effort a contender for the Swans’ goal of the season.
And John wasn’t surprised with the quality of the goal.
“I thought he was going to cross it when he took a touch inside - I didn’t think he was going to shoot,” said John.
“It went right into the top corner, but we see him do that every day in training. He’s pure class.”