Angel hails fellow full-backs
14th April 2013
Angel Rangel believes Michael Laudrup will soon have a welcomed headache when Neil Taylor moves closer to a First-Team return.
The Wales international stepped up his recovery from the ankle injury which had expected to end his season when he played for the whole 90 minutes of Swans Under-21s' defeat at Brentford on Monday.
It is the third time Taylor has appeared for Kristian O'Leary's young side as he continues his road to recovery.
Since being stretchered off in the home draw with Sunderland back in September, Taylor's void has been filled by young Ben Davies.
And Neath-product Davies has certainly taken his opportunity to shine - his matured performances in the Barclays Premier League earning him international recognition under Chris Coleman.
Right-back Rangel feels having both Davies and Taylor fit will give Swans boss Laudrup a big decision to make.
He said: "It's always a boost for the team when a player with the quality of Tayls is back training.
"He has got a few games under his belt with the Under-21s, and the fact he played his first full 90 minutes earlier this week was great for him.
"He has worked very, very hard to get himself back on track, and I think his recovery has been remarkable.
"The best thing is that he doesn't have to rush back - he can take his time because he will know when he is ready.
"When he is available for the first team, the manager will have a bit of a headache because Ben has done so well. But that's great for the whole team having that kind of competition. The manager won't mind that type of selection headache.
"We saw Ben out in America during pre-season and he did very well, but no-one could have imagined how easily he has settled into the team and the pace of the Premier League.
"I don't think anyone should ever forget that because he has gone against some of the best players in world football and he has not looked out of place. It's quite remarkable.
"So the manager will have a decision to make, so I'm glad I'm on the pitch playing and not picking the team because they are both quality left-backs."