Wigan Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster wants goal to be first of many for Swansea City

19th January 2020
First team

Rhian Brewster hopes the opening of his Swansea City account proves to be the first of many times he finds the net for the club over the remainder of the season.

The striker, on loan from Liverpool, became the first player born in the 21st century to score for the Swans when he fired home a pass from debutant Conor Gallagher against Wigan.

That equaliser set Steve Cooper’s side on their way to a come-from-behind victory over the Latics, with Andre Ayew scoring a second-half winner.

The three points move Swansea up to fifth in the table, and 19-year-old Brewster was delighted to make an impact.

“It was a great time to get it with us being 1-0 down at the time,” he said. “It was good to get my first goal for Swansea. Hopefully, it is the first of many.

Wigan Rhian Brewster

“We just kept believing and kept going until Andre got the second goal. I thought the lads worked very, very hard and it was a great game for us.

“We know there are no easy games in the Championship.

“Wigan were very good at what they did – scoring their goal and pushing us back towards the end of the game. That’s just football.

“We defended well and managed to get the 2-1 win.”

The youngster received a standing ovation when he was replaced by Wayne Routledge during the closing stages, and he had a special word of thanks for the Jack Army.

“I really enjoyed my first game here at the Liberty,” said Brewster.

“The fans were excellent again; you could hear them loud and clear and I love that.”