Good afternoon and welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust programme page. As usual we’d like to welcome today’s guests, West Bromwich Albion, and their fans who have made the trip from the Black Country to the Liberty Stadium for today’s match.
It’s great to be back at the Liberty after two consecutive away games at promotion rivals Fulham and Blackburn Rovers respectively and hopefully the return home will see us enjoy a change in fortune after some rank bad luck, and some questionable decisions, saw us lose points as a result of conceding late goals in both games.
Whilst it’s frustrating to drop points in that manner, especially as we would have gone into today’s game level on points with 6th placed Preston North End without conceding those late goals, there are major positives to take from both games. We were clearly very competitive against both teams and, with a bit of luck or even just a lack of bad luck, we would have enjoyed positive results in both games. That is something we should keep in the forefront of our minds for the remainder of the season, particularly as we are still to play several of our promotion rivals.
With a gap of only four points between us and the play off places, and with ten games still left to play, there is clearly more than enough time for us to make up ground and end the season in the playoff places, and we’re sure there will be many twists and turns between now and May 2nd.
However, time is of the essence if we are to close that gap as it will most likely require us to win most of our remaining games. With that in mind, today’s game against league leaders West Bromwich Albion could not be a tougher test, as we know from our visit to The Hawthorns last December (we forget the exact scoreline!). We, and all Swans fans, should have every confidence in getting a positive result today, as our performances against other top teams show we can be more than competitive against the best teams in this division. We’re sure Steve Cooper and the team will be more than up for today’s game, and we’re sure the Jack Army will be loud and proud in cheering on the team, as they always are!
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.