Liam Cullen hoping Swansea City will fine-tune finishing ahead of play-offs

9th May 2021
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Liam Cullen says Swansea City will look to “fine-tune” their finishing for the play-offs as they ended their regular Championship campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Watford.

Steve Cooper’s side put in a promising display at Vicarage Road against a Hornets side that had already guaranteed their spot in next season’s Premier League.

But the Swans came away without anything to show for their efforts as goals from Andre Gray and Isaac Success earned Watford victory.

The Swans now face Barnsley in a two-legged semi-final, with a trip to Oakwell on Monday, May 17 before the return game at the Liberty on Saturday, May 22.

And Cullen feels the Swans, who saw Freddie Woodman named as the SkyBet Championship Golden Glove winner for keeping 20 clean sheets, will be looking to sharpen up in front of goal ahead of their clashes with the Reds.

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“It’s a disappointing result, but there were plenty of positives in terms of the performance,” reflected Cullen.

“If we play like that and fine-tune in the final third then we’ll be looking good in the play-off matches.

“We have a good amount of time before the first leg, and it gives us a chance to work on things in training.

“If we can keep working on our finishing and end product in the play-offs then hopefully we can pull off what we are targeting.”