Korey Smith | We want to make the most of home double-header

26th October 2020
First team
Korey Smith

Korey Smith has his sights set on making the most of home comforts as Swansea City prepare for a Liberty Stadium double-header this week.

The Swans return to SA1 having retained their unbeaten away record in the Championship with draws at Coventry City and Bristol City.

Steve Cooper’s side host Stoke City on Tuesday night, before Blackburn Rovers make the trip to the Liberty this coming Saturday.

A haul of 12 points from a possible 21 has the Swans among the top six during the early stages of the 2020-21 campaign, and midfielder Smith wants to see them kick on now they’re back at home.

“Obviously, we've got a good opportunity with a couple of home games coming up,” he said.

“I think it's very important we start getting some wins at home and get a run going.

“We've got a solid amount of points from the games we've played. Whoever goes on a run and sets themselves up by around Christmas time will have put themselves in a great position.

Korey Smith

“We just need to keep picking up the points and really push on in the second half of the year.”

Swansea were left frustrated as they were denied all three points at Ashton Gate by a controversial late penalty award.

Smith – facing his former club – also had a late chance to restore the visitors’ lead, but he fired wide from Viktor Gyokeres’ pass.

“Once we got our goal, we were in good shape, countering well and creating good chances,” he added.

“Personally, I thought the penalty decision was soft but, hopefully, one will go our way. 

“At the end, I was stretching for the ball after trying to make it for the counter-attack. Unfortunately, I couldn't quite reach it for a shot on target. 

“If it was a bit closer to me, I could have maybe hit the target but we have faced a strong team, it's a good point on the board for us and we want to kick on now.”