Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s page in the match day programme for today’s game and a happy new year to all. As usual we’d like to give a warm welcome to our opponents, Charlton, and their fans who have made the trip to Swansea for this first fixture of 2020. We hope you enjoy your visit to our city, but not too much.
Now that the Christmas period is well and truly over, we hope everyone found some time to relax with friends and families over what can be a very stressful period and hectic period for some. That is certainly the case for football clubs and the Swans have had a very busy festive period which started on Boxing Day with a tough trip to Brentford which ended in a disappointing 3-1 defeat. This was followed by a dour goalless draw at home to Barnsley last Sunday, another disappointing result. We hope to put this right tonight against Charlton so let’s all keep our fingers crossed for victory and three points to set us back on the right road.
We are all pleased to find the Swans in the top half of the table and within touching distance of the play offs as we move into the second half of the season. Credit must of course go to Steve Cooper and his coaching team for the work they have put in since they joined us a few months ago. A lot of credit must also of course go to the players who, despite some key departures, have managed to regroup and actually put the club in a better league position than this time last season.
The Christmas period can often be a difficult time for many families, so the Trust was pleased to see the work the Swans and the Swansea City Community Trust have been doing in the community. These including the Christmas hamper campaign and their involvement in helping to feed and clothe local homeless people at Christmas.
We’d also like to publicise something that does not get much attention but deserves to. Each year, Swans legend Lee Trundle and former Swans Trust supporter director Huw Cooze visit the children’s ward in Morriston Hospital, helping to distribute gifts and spreading some Christmas cheer. We know these visits have brought a lot of happiness to a lot of children over the years, which is to the huge credit to both Lee and Huw. As club ambassador, the community work that Lee Trundle does throughout the year really does deserve all the credit in the world.
We thank you for your support over the past 12 months and we look forward to 2020 being a positive year for everyone involved in Swansea City Football Club. As usual, we’d like to remind everyone that your Swans’ Trust representatives can be found at the pod outside the West Stand prior to today’s match and that you can keep up with all Trust news at www.swanstrust.co.uk or via our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.