Date:Friday August 8 2008
Forgotten-man Matty Collins is hoping for a starting place tomorrow as Swansea City kick off their new season in the Championship away at Charlton Athletic.
The former Fulham youngster failed to even make a substitutes appearance last season and had to be content with a regular spot in the Reserves.
With that in mind it'll be a big step forward for him to start tomorrow. He's featured regularly in the pre-season friendlies, playing at right in place of injured Angel Rangel.
He'll be competing with Alan Tate and Alberto Serran for the full back spot tomorrow. Collins told the Evening Post:
|'The manager hasn't really given anything away about what the side's going to be, but hopefully I might be involved,' |
'I've worked hard over the summer to give myself a chance and I've been pleased with the way pre-season has gone. It would mean a lot if I was part of the side at Charlton.
'Last season was frustrating for me because like everyone else I wanted to play. But I've seen other players in that position spit their dummy out.
'They haven't shown the right attitude and they've been tossed aside as a result.
'But I got my head down and worked hard and I feel like I'm starting to reap the benefits now.'
|'The manager says he sees me as a right-back now,'|
'I played there a few times for Fulham so I knew the basics of the position, but the manager has helped me a lot with the defensive details.
'Things are starting to come naturally to me now and I'm enjoying being a right-back.
'Angel did fantastically there last season and Tatey is a very good player, but the competition benefits everyone.
'I feel like I'm improving every day and I'm confident I can do well for Swansea in the Championship.'
|Who should get the nod for the right back place tomorrow?|
CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS
Date:Friday August 8 2008
Fabianski Admits He Should Have Done Better vs Spurs (Tuesday October 6 2015)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday October 4 2015)
Pochettino: We Played Better Than Swansea City (Sunday October 4 2015)
Monk: We Were More Like Ourselves vs Spurs (Sunday October 4 2015)
Stats: Swansea City v Spurs (Sunday October 4 2015)
Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Sunday October 4 2015)
Pundits Predictions: Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday October 3 2015)
Monk: Every Player's Positions Will Be Under Threat (Friday October 2 2015)
Does Monk Need To Make a Big Decision In His Team Selection? (Thursday October 1 2015)
Swansea Are You Protesting? - Fans Unite (Thursday October 1 2015)
|Liverpool: LFC Confirm Klopp As Manager
» Liverpool : 08/10/2015 21:24:00
|Stoke's December Manchester games live on TV
» Stoke : 08/10/2015 19:03:01
|FA Give Jose Something Else To Cry About
» Arsenal : 08/10/2015 18:37:00
|Arsenal Selected For TV
» Southampton : 08/10/2015 17:51:01
|Chelsea Fined by the Friends of Arsenal (FA)
» Chelsea : 08/10/2015 17:49:01