Mike: Strong travelling support a big boost

2nd February 2019
First team

Mike van der Hoorn hopes Swansea City can give more than 3,300 travelling Jacks a day to remember at Bristol City today (3pm).

Having sold out an initial allocation of 2,200 for the Ashton Gate fixture, eager Swans fans snapped up a further 1,100 tickets in next to no time ahead of a clash that sees Graham Potter’s men look to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

It is Swansea’s shortest away trip of the season and it promises to be a fiercely-contested occasion with the Robins having emerged victorious from their last six games in all competitions.

It comes hot on the heels of the midweek thriller against Birmingham, where Van der Hoorn helped tee up Oli McBurnie for a dramatic late equaliser.

The Dutchman hopes the Swans can carry on their own good form and believes their support can make a difference.

“Sometimes, you feel like you only have games and don’t train on a run like this, but it is what it is and we need to be ready,” he said.

“A lot of supporters will be coming and we need to make sure that they aren’t coming for nothing. It’s a bit of a derby as well, so we have to be ready.

“We have a lot of fans for every away game but, when it’s close to Swansea, the support is amazing and it gives us a huge lift.

“We’ve done well away from the Liberty this season, but Bristol City are very good at home.

“They’re a good team and aiming for the play-offs, so they’ll look to cause problems for us.”