Matt Grimes | We want to carry this unbeaten run into next season

2nd May
First team
Russell Martin congratulates  Matt Grimes after a match

Swansea City skipper Matt Grimes wants his side to ensure they carry their unbeaten run into the off-season after a 1-1 draw against Hull City on Saturday took them to eight games without a loss.

Within that run, the Swans have picked up 20 points from 24, and were made to work hard to maintain their record at the MKM Stadium after going behind to an own goal inside five minutes.

But a fine Swans move was finished smartly by Luke Cundle and earned them a point on the road against a Tigers team who have been in good form in their own backyard.

“I thought we played well, we just came up a little bit short in the final third and lacked a bit of quality,” Grimes said.

“But I thought we restricted them to very few chances. They’re a decent team who play decent football, so they’ll always have moments, especially at home, but I thought it was a decent performance.

“They play some good stuff and it’s refreshing to play against a team like that.

"A lot of teams in the Championship, if you put them under pressure, will look to go a bit more direct so it was nice to play against a team who are similar to us and look to play out from the back so it was a challenge.

“Their home record says it all, they’re a decent side so we’re disappointed not to win but happy with the performance.”

All the Swans attention now turns to the home fixture against West Bromwich Albion on bank holiday Monday.

Grimes says he and the team want to repay the faith and support the Jack Army have shown them throughout the season by going out on a high, while the midfielder also has one eye on next season.

“If we can go unbeaten until the end of the season, that would be massive,” he added.

“The lads have been on a brilliant run. We were disappointed not to win at Hull but I think a point away at Hull is a very decent result, so we reflect on it and go again next week.

“It’s been such a topsy-turvy season with a lot of ups and downs, so the least we owe our fans for sticking with us through it all is a performance at home against West Brom.

“I’ve said it numerous times, in numerous interviews that I believe the gaffer is the best manager in the league and he’s going to go on to unbelievable things.

“The way he’s got us playing with a young squad and the least amount of players used in the Championship is a testament to him and all the lads.

“As you’ve seen over the past seven or eight games, we’ve been playing some really good stuff and we just need to keep building momentum going into next year and carry on this run we are on.”