Carroll eager to boost Swans during run-in

16th January 2019
First team

Tom Carroll hopes he can help Swansea City press on over the business end of the 2018-19 season.

The 26-year-old has not featured since the end of October following niggling hip and groin problems that have kept him on the sidelines.

But he has made a return to full training this week to provide manager Graham Potter with a boost, and leave only the unfortunate Martin Olsson - who is set to miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles - on the sidelines in the first-team squad.

Carroll has had to keep a watching brief as Potter's men have looked to develop and improve after a summer which saw a significant overhaul of the playing staff.

But, with a return to action hopefully on the horizon, the former Tottenham man cannot wait to get back on the playing field and try and help the Swans close the six-point gap they currently have to the Championship play-off places.

"Being back out on the field with the boys has been great because it's not easy when you can only watch," said Carroll.

"The staff have been good in keeping me going, and my missus has had to put up with me being a bit grumpy.

"I just want to get back playing and help the boys over the rest of the season. there is still plenty to play for and plenty of time left in the season.

"I want to play as big a part in that as possible and try and help the team."