McKay aiming to put frustrations behind him

20th April 2019
First team

Barrie McKay is looking to put a frustrating spell on the sidelines behind him after marking his return to the side with a goal in the victory over Rotherham United.

Making his first start since February’s defeat at Leeds, McKay pulled the Swans level when he headed home Daniel James’ cross in the 50th minute.

That gave the Scottish winger his third goal of the season – and first since netting the fourth in the FA Cup victory over Gillingham in January.

The 24-year-old admits it has been difficult to watch from the sidelines, but had few complaints following the impressive recent form of Graham Potter’s side.

Nevertheless, now back in the side, he is hopeful of kicking on between now and the end of the season.

“It’s brilliant to be back out there. It’s been frustrating that I haven’t played as many games as I would like,” he said.

“But, at the same time, the boys have been brilliant, so sometimes you can just be unlucky that you’re on the sidelines while the team are doing so well.

“It shows the depth we have in the squad when we can make changes and still get the win.

“I come in every day and train as well as I can. That’s all I can do really to get myself back in the team and get the gaffer noticing me.

“If I can stay in the team then I want to get as many goals and assists as I can to help us get wins.”