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Rhian Brewster | Anything can still happen, we'll give it everything

16th July 2020
First team

Rhian Brewster vows Swansea City will give everything they have in their pursuit of a Championship play-off spot, and believes anything can still happen.

Steve Cooper’s side sit three points adrift of the top six following Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest – a game in which they led twice via a stunning Brewster half-volley and an Andre Ayew penalty.

With two games remaining, the Swans host Bristol City on Saturday in their last home fixture of the campaign before visiting Reading next Wednesday in the final match.

And Brewster, who has struck nine times in 18 appearances since arriving on loan from Liverpool, said: “Scoring goals is great, of course, but the main thing is that I am doing what I can to help my team.

Nottingham Forest (A) Brewster celebration

“We believe in each other, and we will give absolutely everything in the two remaining games.

“There is a three-point gap, but we’ve all seen what this league is like – anything can happen in terms of results. But we’ll focus on ourselves.

“There is a big motivation in that changing room to get into the play-offs and get Swansea City back into the Premier League. That is the aim for everyone in the squad because we want to do it for the fans, the club and each other.

“Since day one here, I’ve had an unbelievable welcome and I was instantly one of the boys. I’ve tried to repay that in my performances, but we have two big performances to put in. Hopefully three more after that.

“I’ve seen what the club means to everyone here. Wherever you go and whoever you talk to, they are all Swansea fans and all they want is for you to give everything you have for the shirt.

“It’s been such a shame that we can’t play in front of the fans because I’ve really enjoyed it. But we’re trying really hard to give them what they deserve.”

Nottingham Forest (A) Brewster goal

Brewster’s latest strike in Swansea colours oozed class, with the 20-year-old firing Jake Bidwell’s cross into the top corner with his left foot.

That gave the Swans a deserved lead, only for Sammy Ameobi to level in Forest’s first attempt at goal.

Ayew restored the lead on the stroke of half-time after he was felled by Mark Yates, with the Ghanaian scoring his 17th goal of the season.

Ameobi levelled again with another long-range strike before the Swans battled on with ten men following Kyle Naughton’s 82nd-minute dismissal.

Despite his delight with his stunning strike, Brewster was more focussed on achieving team goals

Mike van der Hoorn and Rhian Brewster

“It was a really good cross from Bidders and I managed to get a really sweet connection with my weaker foot,” said the striker. “It was one of those where I knew it was going in as soon as I made contact.

“I practice a lot on my weaker foot, so I am really happy with that one.

“When I arrived, I admit I did have a target of reaching double figures.

“I’m close to that now, but all my focus is just doing what I can to help the team.

“That’s how it is here. We all put everything we have to help each other for the good of the team. That’s the important thing.

“If I can score a few more goals, that’s great, but I’ll be working my hardest to help us get into the play-offs because that’s what this team, club and fans deserve.

“I know when I arrived that some people may have looked at it as in ‘okay, he’s come from Liverpool and he’ll just want to score some goals to help him and that’ll be it.’

“But I’m here to help the team first and foremost. Hopefully everyone here has seen that. If I don’t score but we win, then I’ll take that. The team and winning is the focus of everyone in that changing room rather than me scoring,”