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Matt Grimes | Excitement building in play-off push

1st July 2020
First team

Captain Matt Grimes feels Swansea City can head into the Championship’s final six games bursting with excitement as they chase a play-off spot.

Steve Cooper’s side sit four points off a play-off position as the second tier approaches it’s remaining games.

Just six points separates sixth-placed Cardiff and Bristol City, in 12th, with the division set to enter a crucial point of the campaign.

The Swans are pushing hard for a top-six spot, and go into Sunday’s home clash with Sheffield Wednesday on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw at fellow promotion rivals Millwall.

And Grimes, who is the only outfield player to feature in every Championship game for the Swans this season, can feel the excitement building within the squad going into the final six fixtures.

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“We know there is ground to make up, but it’s such a busy period we know anything can happen with a few results,” said the 24-year-old.

“This year there are so many teams going for the sixth spot. But there are six games to go - it’s such a busy period with a quick turnaround. We have to make sure we’re sharp and fresh.

“We know we can do it.”

Cooper’s side came from behind on Tuesday as an own goal from Bartosz Bialkowski following Rhian Brewster’s free-kick cancelled out Mason Bennett’s first-half opener at The Den.

And Grimes feels the Swans can take credit for their comeback against the Lions.

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“We bounced back well on Tuesday night,” he added. “I think it was a slight improvement from the game against Luton. It’s never easy going to a place like Millwall.

“I thought they set up really well and it was a tough game. We showed character to come into it, so a point was probably a good result.

“We needed a reaction, and I thought we did that.”