Matt Grimes keen for more after ending wait for Swansea City goal

23rd November
First team
Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes has his sights set on chipping in with a few more goals for Swansea City after netting for the first time in 19 months against Rotherham United.

The club captain scored the only goal of the game against the Millers, showing good composure and technique to guide a low volley through a crowd of bodies and into the net.

It was the midfielder’s first goal since netted a penalty against Middlesbrough in April 2019, and it was his first goal in open play for the Swans since his strike in the League Cup win over York in August 2015.

The goal capped a fine display from Grimes as he was restored to the starting line-up, and he admits getting on the scoresheet more often is a target.

“It's probably the glaringly obvious thing that I need to add to my game,” he said.

“I chipped in on Saturday and hopefully, I can get another few.

“Ultimately, you want to help the team and if I can do that by chipping in with more goals then happy days.

“I’ve been made aware that it had been a while since I had scored so I was pleased.

Rotherham first goal cele

“The ball came out and on a skiddy surface, I thought to just keep it down and with a lot of bodies in the box, anything can happen.

“Maybe their keeper did me a bit of a favour, but I'll take it! Hopefully that's not me done now for another two years.”

It’s now three wins and three clean sheets in a row for the Swans on home turf, and they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night.

And Grimes wants Steve Cooper’s side to keep the feelgood factor going.

“I think it will be a similar game to Rotherham. It will be a similar match-up,” he added.

“They've got some very good players with good quality so, like always, we'll prepare exactly the same and look to get another three points.

“We’ve said how important it is to perform and get results at home. It’s going well at the moment but we need to keep it going.”

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