In-form ex-Portsmouth title winner eyeing Premier League progression with Swansea
And such has been Jamal Lowe’s scoring resurgence, it could well be his goals which fire Swansea there.
The 26-year-old has scored four times in his last four appearances to lift Steve Cooper’s side into second-place in the Championship.
A 2-0 Boxing Day victory at QPR has left them one point ahead of Bournemouth in the automatic promotion spots.
Lowe netted in that success, taking his Championship tally to six in 21 appearances since joining from cash-strapped Wigan in August for a cut-price £800,000.
That equals his haul for the entire 2019-20 campaign, when he was unable to prevent the Latics’ relegation following a 12-point deduction for entering administration.
Life at Swansea had started slowly for the ex-Fratton Park favourite, with two goals from his opening 18 appearances.
Often pushed up alongside Andre Ayew in a front pairing, his effectiveness had started to be questioned.
However, both Swans goals in a 2-0 success at rivals Cardiff earlier this month has since seen him further add to his tally against Barnsley and QPR.
Lowe’s latest contribution came at Loftus Road, when he controlled Matt Grimes' through ball before finishing past QPR keeper Seny Dieng.
Lowe had scored 29 goals in 119 appearances for the Blues after arriving from Hampton & Richmond in January 2017.
It was his double after coming off the bench at Meadow Lane which secured Pompey promotion to League One in April 2017, before winning the title three games later.
A team-mate from that Paul Cook side, Enda Stevens, is currently in his second season in the Premier League with Sheffield United.
Another ex-Blues player, Adam Webster, is with Brighton. Although he departed Fratton Park the summer before Lowe’s arrival.
Now Lowe could be reaching the Premier League for the 2021-22 season – providing he and Swansea maintain their promising form.
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