Having enjoyed his spell at Brentford over the last three months, Chelsea attacking midfielder John Swift decided to stay at the Championship club until the end of the current season when the opportunity arose. Having fit in so well at Griffin Park, the decision was easy, according to Swifty.
"It was an easy decision. As I'm playing, it was the only decision I was going to make and I'm pleased Brentford wanted to keep me as well. I'm glad it's all done and I can be here at the end of the season, which is the main thing."
Swift arrived at Brentford on emergency back-up duty but worked his way into a starting role and has kept up his impressive performances ever since. The minutes he's seeing are obviously fantastic for his development, and, as bonus, are also helping Brentford push for promotion. The Bees came close last season, losing in the playoff semifinals to Middlesbrough, and while this season got off to bad start, they've recovered under new management and are currently only a few points off the playoff spots in 10th.
"It's been good. I've got a lot of minutes which is the biggest thing for me and we've gone on good runs since [Brentford manager Dean Smith] came in. We've been winning games and we were unlucky at Birmingham. Training has been good and it's paying off."
Playing mostly on the left wing, Swift has 3 goals and 4 assists to his name, and is looking for more.
"Every player loves to score. I will try my hardest to score in every game and get assists as well. That's what I'm in the team to do. If I don't do this then I'm not performing. They're the two things I'm in the team to do mainly. Hopefully, I can push on and get a few more."
-John Swift; source: Get West London
Here's hoping that Swift can keep on putting in good performances, keeping his place in the starting eleven and perhaps helping Brentford reach the Premier League. Good luck in the second half of the season!