Swansea City Under-23s Connor Roberts
21st February 2017
Defender Connor Roberts was delighted with his first goal of the season as Swansea City Under-23s beat Norwich 2-0 in Premier League 2 on Monday.
The 21-year-old's strike broke the deadlock against the Canaries before the full-back's cross teed up Adam King to net the Swans' second.
"It was brilliant to get my first goal of the season," the Neath-born defender said. "Apart from a goal in the FAW Youth Cup a few years back, I have never really scored for the Swans.
"I didn't really strike it the way I wanted to, I just got forward into the space, looked up and hit the target.
"Hopefully it will be the first of many. It was great to get an assist for Adam too, but the most important thing for me was to help the team get the win and that we kept a clean sheet."
Monday's victory helped the young Swans extend their lead at the top of the Division 2 table as Fulham dropped points with a defeat against West Ham.
Despite winning another three points at Landore, Roberts believes the team performance could have been better.
"We have performed at a higher level this season," Roberts continued. "We were not quite where we set ourselves, so there is room for improvement.
"Monday's victory was massively important. We had dropped points recently against Fulham and Brighton, so it is great we have bounced back with this win.
"From here, we will look to improve and pick up more points before the end of the season to secure top spot."