By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Despite disappointing results, Swansea City forward [Andre Ayew] is hopeful that the Swans can still snatch a late Championship playoff ticket.
The Swans were left frustrated on Wednesday evening, having led twice at the City Ground but couldn’t hold on as Nottingham Forest came back through Sammy Ameobi’s brace, sharing the points in the end.
A win for the Swans could have bolstered their dream of playing in the playoffs but as it stands now the chances of the Swans looks very bleak with just two games to play to finish the season.
The Swans are three points off the top six and have games against Bristol City and Reading. Tough though, but picking the six points could change the destiny of Swansea City looking at the permutations and Andre Ayew is urging his teammates never to give up until the final game.
“Frustrating to not get three points today……..
“But we keep going, it’s not over until the last game,” the Black Stars captain wrote on his twitter handle after the game.
He was delighted to have scored his 15th goal for Swansea City.
“Good to get on the score sheet,” he wrote.
Steve Cooper, coach of Swansea City also believes that there could to be further twists and turns in the final stages of the Championship play-off race, and insists that the Swans will not give up on their promotion dreams.
“We wanted the three points and it would have been brilliant for us, but it still looks as if it is going to the wire,” said the Swans boss said in his post match interview.
“All we can do is get ready for the next game and do everything we can to get the three points.
“Motivation will not be a problem, it never is with these players. If they had felt sorry for themselves after Leeds, they would not have started this game and committed to it like they did tonight.
“I know there have been ups and downs in results and performances over the season, but they are a committed bunch, and people can be proud of them.
“But we have to keep trying to improve the best we can.
“We have got to concentrate on trying to get six points. The way this season has gone I don’t think it will be as straightforward as everybody winning their games and it finishing as it is.
“What we have to do is make sure we get the points and try and sneak in, if we can.
“We’re not out of it, we are not giving up.
“If we win and results go our way at the weekend then we certainly won’t be out of it.”