McKay targets more goals

11th November 2018
First team

Matchwinner Barrie McKay is hoping to produce more stunning strikes for Swansea City after opening his account for the club.

The Scot fired home the winning goal on Saturday as the Swans returned from Bolton with their third away triumph of the campaign.

McKay, a summer signing from Nottingham Forest, found the top corner from the far corner of the area in the 15th minute.

The 23-year-old had gone close in previous games to breaking his duck, none more so than when he hit the crossbar in the opening-day victory at Sheffield United.

But this goal, which came after a short-corner routing caused problems for Bolton. proved a sweet moment for the former Rangers wideman, particularly as it sealed a hard-earned away win.

“When I arrived at Swansea I said I wanted to add more goals to my game,” said McKay, who wore a bandage around his head for the majority of the game following a head injury.

“I’ve gone close to scoring a few times but I’m delighted to get my first goal for the club.

“We’ve been working hard on set-pieces and thankfully it fell to the edge of the box. I kept my head down and just concentrated on hitting the target.

“Now I want to get more goals for the team as it’s important that goals come from around the team. A few more like the one at Bolton would be nice!”