Matt Grimes | Team spirit is going to be crucial

19th June 2020
First team
Matt Grimes training

Skipper Matt Grimes believes Swansea City’s team spirit can be crucial heading into their final nine games of the Championship season.

Things are finely poised as the Swans prepare to resume their campaign on Saturday, when they face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

With nine games remaining, Steve Cooper’s side are 11th in the Championship table but just three points off the play-off places.

One of the Swans’ major strengths this season has been the close-knit team spirit and togetherness within the group.

And Grimes insists that will be hugely important as he and his team-mates strive for a place in the top six come the conclusion of the regular campaign.

Matt Grimes

“That’s probably the biggest accolade we’ve had this season. Everyone can see it,” he said.

“We’ve played some fantastic football, but everyone knows their role in the squad and what’s needed.

“It’s a very good place to be at. We all get on very well and gel really well as a squad. Any new players fit right in. 

“To not see the lads for nine weeks was tough, but it’s been good to get back and all come together for the end goal.

“The spirit is going to be important heading into the last nine games.”