Wayne: It's been a perfect week

7th April 2019
First team

Finding the net for Swansea City against Middlesbrough capped off a whirlwind week Wayne Routledge describes as one of the best in his life.

Routledge, 34, and his wife welcomed a baby boy into the world the day before the Swans played Nottingham Forest.

He returned to the side for the win over Brentford, and continued in the line-up as Graham Potter's men made it two wins in four days by seeing off Middlesbrough 3-1 at the Liberty.

Routledge had hit the bar earlier in the contest, but was on hand to convert Bersant Celina's pass and make it 2-0 before the interval.

The experienced winger celebrated the goal - his third of the season - and the new arrival by sucking on an imaginary dummy.

And he was delighted to cap off a wonderful week on a personal level, with a goal to help his team.

"It’s been a whirlwind week – probably one of the best in my life. It’s been a hard year but it seems like it’s going in the right direction," he said.

"It’s nice to be back on the scoresheet. I hit the bar and thought my chance had gone.

"After the week I’ve had, it was nice to score a goal and celebrate the birth of my little boy – it was perfect.

"I think I went to get the ball but Connor booted it out of the stadium, so I just had to do the dummy celebration."