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Swansea City ace gives verdict on festive form

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Swansea City’s Jake Bidwell is hoping for a good run of festive form after his side picked up their first win in six Championship games against Middlesbrough last weekend.

Bidwell, 26, joined Swansea in the summer having been released by QPR.

He made over 120 appearances in three seasons for the West London club and has made 18 league appearances for the Swans in this one.

The left-back has played in the last two games for Swansea having been benched for the two before, and after helping his side to a much-needed win against Boro at the weekend, Bidwell hopes to take this form through the festive period and into the New Year.

Speaking to the Swansea City official club website, Bidwell said:

“Christmas and New Year is always an important period in the season.

“The games will come thick and fast, so it’s a good time to hit a bit of form – if we can build a bit of confidence and get some momentum, it’s as good a time as any to go on a run.”

Swansea had picked up just six points through the whole of November and the start of this month, dropping out the play-offs into 10th in the process – one point off Fulham in 6th and three off 3rd-place Preston.

“For me it has been good to be back in the team. I want to play as many games as I can. We’ve got a good squad, so there are obviously going to be times when you don’t play. You’ve just got to be ready to take your chance when you do play – that’s all I can do.

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“Everybody is going to be needed over the course of the season. Hopefully, I can play as big a part as possible.”

Bidwell had come under some criticism from Swans fans during their poor form last month and found himself on the bench. But he’s worked his way back in the team and has shown in the last two outings that he’s a key component of Steve Cooper’s side.

The verdict

The Boro win could spark a a bit of form at the club, and a few wins would throw them right back into contention.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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