Chelsea’s on loan star to Brentford, John Swift, has revealed his delight, after the extension of his loan deal with the Championship side. The 20-year old midfielder, who joined Brentford on loan last summer, recently agreed a six month extension of his contract, after an impressive spell with the side.
His scored 3 goals and provided 4 assists in 15 appearances for Brentford under coach Dean Smith. The deal was announced by Chelsea officially, few days ago. The on-loan youngster has not failed to make his personal remarks after the official announcement of the new deal. He admitted that decision to extend his stay at Brentford, wasn’t a difficult one.
Swift said, “It was an easy decision, As am playing, it was the only decision I was going to make, and I’m pleased Brentford wants 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 also admitted that he enjoys working with Smith at Brentford.
The midfielder further said “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 he’s come in. We’ve been unlucky in games and we were unlucky at Birmingham. Training has been good and It’s paying off”. News of Swift’s contract extension proves to be a cheerful one as the team recently witnessed the unsuccessful return of two on-loan players.
Patrick Bamford and Christian Atsu both returned from unsuccessful spells away recently. Swift is one of the academy players that was sent out on loan by Chelsea. Swift joined Chelsea as an U14. He is a hardworking box to box midfielder who is very strong and capable of scoring goals. Swift often captained the club’s youth side and has played in most youth cup ties. He also got his first European experience in the NextGen Series.
In the 2013/2014 season, Swift became an U21 regular, increasing his goal scoring skills as well. The young midfielder ended that season with 15 goals including seven, in UEFA youth league games. His first shot at senior football came when he was sent out on loan to Rotherham United before making another switch to Swindon where he ended the season with 2 goals. Swift is also an England U20 international. He signed his first professional contract in 2012.