Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Rangel Fighting For Starting Place At Leicester

Rangel Fighting For Starting Place At Leicester

Right back Angel Rangel is hoping he can prove his fitness to play in the season's opening game at Leicester City.

The new Championship campaign is now just 8 days away and the Spanish defender is looking to earn himself a starting place.

Rangel has suffered groin and Achilles injuries this Summer which means he hasn't had the opportunity to prove himself in the pre-season friendly games. He featured briefly during the Spain Tour but he admitted he was feeling anxious as he didn't want to suffer a further set up.

The same went for Marcos Painter. The left back has been recovering from a knee injury since November and he too hasn't had the opportunity to prove himself to the management team.

Rangel is hoping to beat off competition from Matty Collins and Albert Serran to play on August 8th, he told the Evening Post:

'I hope I can play 45 minutes at least,'

'My groin is100 per cent okay now and my Achilles is 95 per cent. I am in full training, so I am fit.

'I was quite anxious when I played my first 20 minutes against Palamos last weekend, but I felt more comfortable with the ball when I came on against Sabadell.

'I am feeling good now and, hopefully, I can get some more minutes against Kilmarnock. Then we will see if I am fully fit for Leicester if the gaffer wants me to play.

'Leicester is what I am working towards. I am trying hard to show the gaffer that I want to be in his first XI.'

Bookmark and Share

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday July 31 2009
Time: 1:32PM


I hope he's fit to start, i'd much rather him play than Collins, but only if fully fit and ready.
31/07/2009 15:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Carvalhal Not Disappointed Despite Poor Cup Exit

Carlos Carvalhal said he wasn't disappointed despite our poor performance and exit from the FA Cup at home against Spurs

Stats: Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur

All the stats from Swansea City (0) vs (3) Tottenham Hotspur, Liberty Stadium, 17th March 2018 Att:

FA Cup Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Confirmed team Line-Ups as Swansea City host Spurs in the Fa Cup quarter-final

Clucas Explains Differences Between Carvalhal & Clement

Sam Clucas has explained the differences between current boss Carlos Carvalhal and his predecessor Paul Clement

Swansea City Archived Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Huddersfield Town
Suggested By:
van der Hoorn19%
Andre Ayew4%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Phil W8
2.keith margam2
4.Dennis Downing1
The Vital Football Members League