Aldo Kalulu hungry for first-team return

2nd December
First team
Aldo Kalulu

Aldo Kalulu is thrilled to put his injury problems behind him as he eyes a return to first-team contention at Swansea City.

Kalulu has featured just twice for Steve Cooper’s side since arriving on loan from Basel in the summer, having sustained an ankle injury in August’s 3-2 win over Preston at the Liberty.

The French winger recently enjoyed his first action in three months as he returned for the opening 45 minutes of the under-23s’ 1-1 draw with Fulham – providing an assist for Will Rickard along the way.

The 23-year-old also played 77 minutes of the development side’s Premier League Cup clash with Colchester United on Saturday when, despite a 1-0 defeat, he carried a great threat with his pace down the right wing.

Kalulu admitted he has endured a frustrating three months on the sidelines and is eager to make up for lost time upon his return.

“It’s great for me to be back after such a long time on the sidelines,” he said.

“I played 45 minutes against Fulham and got another 77 against Colchester, which was great for building my fitness back up.

“I was unlucky to get injured so soon after joining the club; it’s been hard, and I’ve had to be patient.

“It has been tough to watch my team-mates every week and not be able to help. But I had to accept the situation and try to be positive.

“Now I’m back, I’m hungry and ready to get back involved with the first team.

“I think I’m ready to come in and contribute and, hopefully, some goals and assists will follow.”