Our season will finally come to a close on Wednesday – 354 days after it began.
Swansea City, who are in the hunt for a play-off place on the last day, are our visitors. Midfielder And while the campaign hasn’t unfolded quite as we hoped, midfielder Andy Rinomhota is keen to make sure we have the final say and draw the curtains shut with a win under our belt.
“Hopefully we can finish the season on a high now,” Rinomhota said. “Coming back from the break, we didn’t get the start we were hoping for – the results didn’t go our way to let us make that push.
“It started off with that game against Stoke. We should have got three points but only came away with a draw. And then the same with the next game when we played Derby; we lost on the day when we could have got more.
“That carried on with the rest of the results – including at Blackburn at the weekend. We started poorly and left ourselves a lot to do, got back into the game, and then our concentration sent us back with no points to show for it.
“But we want to finish with a win over Swansea – end it like that and get ready for the new season, which will come in quickly.
“They have a lot to play for. For us, it’s always the same – we try to give everything we have and try to get three points. The gaffer has been clear, ever since it’s been mathematically impossible to get into that play-offs – it’s not the end of our season. We’re still trying to give everything and approach with the mentality of trying to win.
“Everyone here has something to play for – anyone who is still going to be here next season will be trying to cement a place, and anyone who isn’t going to be here will want to impress and set a platform for themselves as well. So it should be a good game.”
It is almost 10 months since we met Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, when Andy Yiadom struck a late leveller to earn a draw.
“It was a long time ago that we played Swansea, right at the start of the season!” he continued.
“Coming off the back of Blackburn, we haven’t looked at Swansea in detail just yet – we’ll look at them today.
“Mainly though, we’ll be trying to put our own style on the game; we’re at home and we’ll be looking to implement that.”