Cameron eyeing cup run

23rd January 2019
First team

Cameron Carter-Vickers has his sights set on a good run in the FA Cup as Swansea City gear up for their fourth-round clash with Gillingham.

Graham Potter's men host the League One side at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (3pm), looking to extend their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions.

But the Gills have already shown their ability to pull off a cup upset after knocking Cardiff City out at the third-round stage thanks to a late goal from Elliot List.

All of which means there is no danger of the Swans taking Steve Lovell's visitors lightly.

Nevertheless, the Swans want to make the most of their run of good form and, having reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1964 last season, defender Carter-Vickers would love the club to have another extended stay in the competition.

"It would be good to have a cup run and the bottom line is, whatever the competition, we want to win games," said the United States international.

"So going a long way in the cup is something we are after. It's a historic competition and trophy so it would be nice to go a long way in that and make sure we keep getting results like we have been."

It remains to be seen what manager Potter will opt to do in terms of selection given the short turnaround before the next Championship fixture against Birmingham on Tuesday, but Carter-Vickers would appear to be a man poised for a run in the starting line-up.

Swansea lost Joe Rodon for six weeks after the defender broke a metatarsal in the win over Sheffield United, and Carter-Vickers looks the most likely candidate to partner Mike van der Hoorn at the back.

And the on-loan Tottenham man feels it is a combination that can work well.

"Mike has been really good all season," said Carter-Vickers.

"He has been very consistent and reliable. Playing alongside someone like that just makes it easier."