Nordfeldt buzzing after beating Bees

4th April
First team

A clean sheet, three points and a first Swansea City assist – the midweek win over Brentford ticked all the boxes for Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Graham Potter’s men ended a run of four consecutive defeats with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Bees at the Liberty on Tuesday night.

Nathan Dyer’s brace and a Daniel James goal saw the Swans move onto 50 points and alongside Brentford in the table.

Dyer’s opener came after just 30 seconds, but it was his second strike that really caught the visitors off guard.

It started, as it often has this season, with Nordfeldt.

The Swede commanded his area to pluck a Brentford cross out of the air and quickly picked out Dyer with a 85-yard punt upfield. That sent the winger in on goal, with Dyer coolly slotting home between the legs of keeper Luke Daniels.

He may not have scored, but Nordfeldt’s ecstatic celebration was deserved.

“It’s my first assist at Swansea, so I’m very happy with that,” said the 29-year-old.

"They clipped in a cross and I came out to collect it – I looked for Daniel James in the first instance, but I saw Nath making a run, so I struck it into his path. Luckily I made a really good connection with the ball and he was able to finish it off.

“The clean sheet is very satisfying, and the assist too, but the win was most important.”

It is a win the Swans hope to back up with two more home games to come in the next few days.

Middlesbrough travel to SA1 on Saturday before Stoke City are the visitors on Tuesday.

And Nordfeldt, who looks set to make his 18th appearance of the season this weekend, believes the squad will be buoyed by their recent triumph.

“If you look back at the last few games we have given away the result, so it was really nice to win,” he added.

“In the first half, in particular, we put everything together against Brentford.

“We need to keep building on this. If we do that then we have a bright future.”