Striker Danny Graham targets more Swansea goals

Danny Graham
Graham began his career at Middlesbrough

Swansea striker Danny Graham says he never doubted his ability after opening his account in the 2-0 win over Stoke.

Graham sealed Swansea's second Premier League win with a coolly taken late goal at the Liberty Stadium.

The £3.5m summer signing from Watford is hoping the goal will be the first of many for the Swans.

"It's nice to get the goal and hopefully that starts to repay some of the money they've paid for me," the 26-year-old said.

Prior to his goal against Stoke, Graham had failed to find the net in his previous five league matches for the Swans.

And he was given a standing ovation by the home supporters after he was substituted in stoppage time.

"I always had self belief," said Graham. "I know forwards go through difficult stages, that's part and parcel of the game.

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"It's up to me to keep my cool in front of goal and I did that today. Hopefully that's the first of many.

"I'm confident in my own ability when I'm through on goal I'm going to score."

Swansea's victory over Stoke maintained their unbeaten record at the Liberty Stadium this season.

And Graham says home form, and the continued backing of the supporters, will be crucial in Swansea's quest to remain in the Premier League.

"We need to make this place a fortress," said Graham. "It's three points at home and another three points on the board.

"Stoke are a big physical team and we dealt with that.

"The fans are superb. They're very vocal and that acts as a 12th man for us and we're going to need that throughout the season.

"We need to start picking up points on our travels now."

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