Swansea City striker Sam Surridge admits he is hoping to be given even more chances this season, after starting in the weekend’s 1-1 draw with Barnsley.
The youngster has caught the eye this season after coming off the bench for Steve Cooper’s men, but after being given a taste of a starting place for the Swans, he’s hoping to be given even more chances in the coming weeks.
“That was my first league start since November so I need time to get my sharpness back. I want to try and cement my place in the team and see what I can do. I feel like if I get a good run then I can start scoring goals and helping the team.” Surridge told the club’s official website.
The Swans failed to go back to the top of the league with the point at Oakwell and with Leeds and West Brom both winning, are now sat behind the automatic promotion places.
Surridge, who is on loan from Bournemouth, got called up by the England under-21’s last time out and got on the scoresheet on his debut and Surridge admitted that he’s looking to get more call ups if he can keep his place for Swansea.
“It was absolutely brilliant; I didn’t expect it at all. It was an amazing experience and gave me a lot of confidence,” he said.
“It was great to mark my debut with a goal. I was just in the right place at the right time. It was my first call-up of any kind. The only way I’m going to get another opportunity is by taking my chances here at Swansea.”
Surridge will score goals if he’s given the chance and there’s a growing feeling around the club that he could indeed be the one to take the team forward.
Swansea needs someone to step into the void left by Oli McBurnie and if Surridge can keep playing his part and crucially, taking his chances, then the Swans might well have just stumbled upon their next big goal threat.