Morgan Whittaker hopes to build on debut goal
Morgan Whittaker hopes he can build on a goalscoring start to his Swansea City career.
The 20-year-old striker – who joined the club from Derby on deadline day – made his debut from the bench in the FA Cup fifth-round defeat against Premier League leaders Manchester City.
And he got on the scoresheet in fine fashion as he superbly controlled Ryan Manning’s fizzing pass into his feet, before volleying across the keeper and into the far corner.
It was the second senior goal of Whittaker’s career, and one he wants to use as a foundation to a strong future in Swansea colours.
“It was amazing to score and I just want to carry it on and hopefully help the team get to where they want to be next season," he said.
“The ball popped up and I told myself to hit it and luckily, it went in. I'd have loved to celebrate, but I just wanted to get back to halfway and see if we could try and get back into it.
“Obviously, the team is the most important thing, but on a personal level getting that first goal for a new club is good for me.
“At first, I was nervous but then the excitement took over. It's not every day you get to come on against Manchester City - especially for my Swansea debut.
“I know I have a lot of work to do, it is one game and one goal, but I hope it will stand me in good stead for the upcoming games.”