Liam Cullen | It was good to take the opportunities, I've worked on finishing chances like that
Liam Cullen was happy to make the most of his opportunity after netting a brace in his fourth start of the season against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
The 21-year-old striker showcased his finishing ability with two coolly-taken left-footed strikes against the Reds, helping Steve Cooper’s side on their way to a 5-1 victory over their Championship rivals.
They were Cullen’s second and third goals in a Swansea shirt, following on from his crucial effort in the play-off clinching victory at Reading at the end of last season.
And, having had to be patient given the form of Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe, the academy product was pleased to take his chance to impress before an ankle injury forced him off late on.
“It’s a chance for the boys who are not playing so much just to prove we are ready to go if called upon, and this keeps our momentum going nicely,” he said.
“I was pleased to take the chance, scoring against Reading gave me a taste of what it is like to score and I wanted to get that feeling back.
“It’s been a bit of a dry year for me, and I have tried not to think about it too much, to make sure I kept playing my game and keeping calm when the chances come.
“So, it was nice to see them go in.
“I have been working on getting in the middle, getting in the six-yard and getting a clean contact on the ball.
“From that far out, that gives you the best chance of scoring. In the past two years I have worked a lot on that in training.”