Swansea City striker Rhian Brewster found the net on his home debut over the weekend as he helped his side come from behind to seal a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic at the Liberty Stadium.
Steve Cooper’s men were trailing after 16 minutes when Nathan Byrne opened the scoring for the visitors, but Brewster was then teed up by fellow new signing Conor Gallagher before Andre Ayew flicked home the winning goal in the second half.
The result means Swansea have now climbed up to fifth in the Championship table following a four-game unbeaten run in the league, while new additions Gallagher and Brewster appear to have slotted seamlessly into Cooper’s promotion-chasing side.
The Swans did well to land Brewster on loan from Liverpool after fending off reported competition from Bristol City and Leeds United, and the 19-year-old’s home-debut strike suggests he will be an important player during the remainder of the season.
Here, we take crunch the numbers from Brewster’s first Liberty Stadium outing…
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Brewster made his Swansea debut during the South Wales derby against Cardiff last weekend, and the Liverpool loanee was then handed his second consecutive start against the Latics as he played 89 minutes before being replaced by Wayne Routledge late on.
The 19-year-old would have been eager to break his Swansea duck against a Wigan side who had already conceded 41 goals this term, and it took him just 16 minutes to find the net after meeting Gallagher’s pass before tucking the ball past David Marshall.
Brewster then showcased his attacking intent throughout the match as he want to register a total of four attempts on goal, but the fact his goal was the only effort he managed to register on target does mean he needs to improve his cutting edge in the future.
He also registered a 56% pass completion rate during the match and, while Brewster will know he needs to further improve this figure in future matches, it seems logical that this will come naturally when he becomes more familiar with his team-mates.
The England youth international did show his willingness to offer physicality in his duels with opposition defenders, and the fact he won five out of his ten aerial duels shows that he can cause problems for Championship back lines despite his modest height
Brewster also looked eager to pounce on the opposition’s errors at any given moment, and the fact he recorded an impressive four interceptions indicates both his desire as well as his ability to read the game effectively.