Former Southampton striker Kevin Phillips has indicated that Swansea need ‘more goals’ to ensure they don’t slip out of the Championship play-off positions.
The Swans haven’t scored in their last three league games, where they have gone on to lose all of them, an issue which has seen them slide down to fourth in the table.
Steve Cooper’s side suffered another crushing late defeat as a Matt Grimes own goal gave Preston all three points at the Liberty Stadium on Monday to see Swansea slip to four straight league defeats.
The Swans now sit just four points above Bournemouth in seventh who will be eagerly pushing for a play-off spot as the season ends.
Speaking on the latest episode of EFL on Quest, the former striker said: “I worry about Swansea, when you look at all the sides in the playoff, and Bournemouth, they’ve all got loads of goals in them apart from Swansea. Yes they’re five points ahead of Bournemouth but I worry for them”
Cooper’s side have managed just 45 goals in their 39 league games, that’s less than a Blackburn side who currently sit 17th in the league.
Many of the Swans goals were coming from Andre Ayew (14) and Jamal Lowe (9). Ayew hasn’t scored for the Welsh side for nearly a month whilst Lowe hasn’t netted since January 16th against Barnsley.
The club’s next highest goal scorer is Conor Hourihane who only joined on loan from Aston Villa in January – the Irish international has six goals to his name so far and even he hasn’t scored in his last three outings.
Though, Swansea do have some favourable fixtures ahead playing Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe and Derby who are all battling it out do avoid relegation to League One.
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However, if Cooper’s side don’t start to find the back of the net quickly, they could find themselves out of the play-offs, something that was unthinkable even a few weeks ago.
Kevin Phillips is spot on suggesting that unless Swansea find some form in front of goal, they could be struggling to finish in the top six come the end of the season.
This would be a huge blow for the club who will want to be making a return to the Premier League as quickly as possible.
They face Millwall this weekend and some goals and a win are certainly overdue.