We have everything to play for, insists Conor Gallagher

2nd March 2020
First team
Conor Gallagher

Connor Gallagher believes Swansea City still have everything to play for after a heart-breaking 2-2 draw at Blackburn Rovers.

The Swans looked to be heading towards three points after goals from Rhian Brewster and Andre Ayew (penalty) cancelled out an opener from Sam Gallagher.

But after Freddie Woodman had saved his second consecutive penalty, this time from former Swan Danny Graham, substitute Bradley Johnson fired a deflected shot beyond the Swansea keeper five minutes into the seven allotted for added time.

It was a cruel blow for Steve Cooper’s men, who were excellent after the break and go into the final 10 games of the campaign just four points off the play-off places.

Andre Ayew

“Ten games are still a lot; there’s 30 points to play for,’’ explained Gallagher. “We have to keep working hard in every game and hopefully if we can get a run going then we can get ourselves in a play-off spot.

“We were very disappointed not to take all three points against Blackburn, but I think the boys played really well in the second half. We showed what we are about and to concede so late on was very disappointing.

“It just seems luck isn’t going our way at the moment, but we’ve got to keep working hard and things will turn. Then games like Blackburn will end up being three points instead of one.

“When we went 2-1 up, we could have killed the game off by scoring again because we had the chances. In the end we had to defend a lot and although the boys did great defensively, they got lucky with the deflected goal. But that’s football.

“We have to keep trying to improve because we weren’t at our best in the first half and in games like that we need to be winning instead of drawing."