Sam Surridge delighted with first Liberty league goal

16th December 2019
First team
Steve Cooper and Sam Surridge

Sam Surridge has more goals in his sights after scoring his first Championship goal at the Liberty.

The striker, on loan from Bournemouth, scored the Swans’ third goal in last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough in SA1.

It was Surridge’s seventh strike of the campaign, but his first league goal at the Liberty.

And the 21-year-old is hoping that sparks a golden run of scoring form on home soil.

Middlesbrough Sam Surridge

“I’m delighted to get my first league goal at the Liberty,” said Surridge. “I think it’s been a long time coming, but I’ve been working hard every week to try and get on the scoresheet here at home.

“Hopefully there are many more to come.

“I have been working hard. The last couple of games have gone well for myself, and the goal is reward for the hard work I have put in.

“I’m always hungry for goals even when I haven’t scored in a couple of games. Now I just have to keep this run going and it’s great that both myself and Andre are helping the team with him scoring too.”

Sam Surridge

Surridge powered home in the 73rd minute to give the Swans a two-goal advantage against Boro, who finished the match with nine men following the dismissals of sub Marcus Browne and Paddy McNair.

He controlled Jake Bidwell’s knock down before firing his shot past keeper Ashley Pears to hand the Swans a fifth league win on home turf.

And Surridge feels the confidence gained by the victory could prove hugely beneficial ahead of a busy festive fixture schedule which includes games against Luton Town, Brentford, Barnsley and Charlton Athletic.

“This win is going to give us the confidence we need going into the Christmas period so hopefully we have hit momentum at the right time,” he added.

“It was great to win at home. We know the fans have been desperate to see us do that, and I hope it’s the start of a good run at the Liberty.

“But now the focus moves onto the next game and that’s a trip to Luton.”