Swansea to give Capital One Cup heroes a welcome to remember with homecoming parade
THEY have bought the trophy back and now you will get the chance to welcome them home.
Today thousands of fans are set to line the streets of Swansea city centre to celebrate with the team, who thumped Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley on Sunday.
The parade will kick off at 4.30pm from outside the Dragon Hotel on The Kingsway.
It will then head towards West Way before moving slowly along St Helen's Road, before arriving at the Guildhall where a civic reception will be held.
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Supporter Nick Phillips said the parade was a great opportunity for the city to come together.
"I will definitely be going along and taking the two kids, Lily Mae and Brandon," he said.
"These things don't come round often, it is great for people who weren't able to get to Wembley to celebrate and thank the players.
"I went to the play-off parade two years ago and that was really good. I am looking forward to it, it's great to see people getting involved."
Two years ago, thousands of supporters welcomed the Swans back to the city after their play-off final victory over Reading.
And it's expected many of the 33,000 Jack Army members who watched the club claim their first major trophy will be cheering the bus along the route today.
Among the fans who cheered them on at the home of English football was TV funnyman Rob Brydon and American superstar David Hasselhoff, who went along with Glynneath's Hayley Roberts.
Mr Phillips from Llansamlet added it was a remarkable game to be at.
"It was amazing, coming out on Wembley Way was fantastic," he said.
"Football is normally partisan but all the fans were mixing together really well, it was such a brilliant atmosphere, I even had my picture taken with (former Swans goalkeeper) Roger Freestone.
"I am hoping to get to Europe too, I would love to do a trip but I will have to ask the wife first."
Joining in the celebrations today will be Only Women Aloud and the Phoenix Choir who will be performing on the steps of Brunswick Methodist Church, St Helen's Road to welcome the team home.
They will be performing their song Liberty Forever, which was written by Edward Rhys-Harry to mark the club's centenary year.