By Ben Thomas
As the curtain closes on the 20/21 Championship season this weekend, Swansea City will look to end on a high as they travel to already promoted Watford.
Swansea cemented themselves as automatic promotion contenders early on in the season by holding the top spot in the second tier of English football.
However, the second half of their season didn’t go exactly to plan as a run of 4 games without a point dented their promotion charge and pushed them back into a play – off spot.
In the penultimate game of their season, the boys in white scored two quickfire second half goals at the Liberty Stadium to break the hearts of Wayne Rooney’s Derby county.
Swansea City boss Steve Cooper took time out of his pre match press conference to praise his side after a sensational campaign:
“I think the players deserve a lot of credit for it, because it’s been tough. – The players, if you put everything into the mix, they deserve a hell of a lot of credit.”
Their opponents secured promotion back to the Premier League a fortnight ago after a 1-0 home win against Millwall. However, the celebrations were halted just a week later as they were humbled by a solid Brentford side.
The final game of the season will be a tough affair for the Jacks as the Hornets hold the best home record in the Championship this season, picking up 56 of their 88 points at Vicarage Road.
When the two sides met at the Liberty Stadium, it was the Welsh side who came from behind to steal the 3 points as a stunning double from Jamal Lowe secured a surprise 2-1 victory.
Can the Swans finish the season with a victory and take an unlimited amount of confidence into the play – off semi-finals?
Kick off – 12:30.