Oli eyes more wins at "fortress" Liberty

24th April 2019
First team

Oli McBurnie believes Swansea City are turning the Liberty Stadium into a fortress again, and has his sights set on rounding off the home campaign with further wins against Hull and play-off rivals Derby.

The Swans are currently enjoying their best run of league form on home turf since the days of Roberto Martinez, having won six in a row in SA1.

Indeed, they are unbeaten at home in the Championship in 2019 and their sequence of wins at the Liberty has played a big part in ensuring they retain a mathematical chance of a play-off spot heading into the final three games of the season.

Two of those are at home against the Tigers and the Rams, and McBurnie says the way the players and fans are feeding off each other means Graham Potter's squad are eagerly-anticipating their final home double-header of a long campaign.

"We feel like we’re playing good stuff, especially at home with the fans behind us," said McBurnie. 

"When I’m chasing a ball down in the 97th minute, like I was against Rotherham, and I can hear the fans behind me, it really does give you a massive boost.

"The Liberty is a fortress and we want to try and win every game here.

"We know it is going to be a difficult task, and nothing is every easy at this level and you have to go out and perform and earn those points.

"We know from our away games against them that we are playing two good sides, you can never feel comfortable.

"But you can see how much playing and winning at home means to the lads and the supporters.

"We have been performing well and battling hard for the points we have earned at the Liberty and we want to try and give the fans more of the same."