Carroll thankful for Clement faith

26th October 2018
First team

Swansea City come up against Paul Clement this weekend with Tom Carroll still grateful for the faith shown in him by the man who brought him to the Liberty.

Reading boss Clement will return to the Liberty for the first time since departing SA1 in December 2017 when his side face the Swans on Saturday (3pm).

Clement made an immediate impact upon taking charge of the Swans the previous January, as he guided them to Premier League survival.

One of his first moves after landing the Swans job was to sign Carroll from Spurs.

The midfielder also hit the ground running with a string of impressive performances helping secure the Swans’ top-flight status, and he has fond memories of working under Clement.

“I was really grateful that Paul put his faith in me by bringing me back to the club,” he tells this weekend’s Jack Magazine. “I really enjoyed playing under him and, hopefully, I rewarded him with my performances.

“Those six months at the back end of that season will always stay with me. Some of the atmospheres at the Liberty were unbelievable, we played some good stuff and everything seemed to work. 

“He’s a top coach that has worked at some of the biggest clubs in the world, which is no easy feat.”

You can read the full interview with Tom Carroll in this weekend’s Jack Magazine.

He also talks about enjoying his football following the pain of last season’s relegation, as well as his thoughts on approaching a century of appearances for the Swans.

We also hear from manager Graham Potter and skipper Leroy Fer, while Connor Roberts picks out the five best players he has shared a pitch with in our dream team feature.

Martin Olsson reveals 10 facts you may not know about him and Bersant Celina lifts the lid on the characters in the Swans dressing room in our team-mates feature.

Two of our stars of the future, Keiran Evans and Tivonge Rushesha, sit down with us, as does former Swan Micky Evans.

We also hear from chairman Huw Jenkins and chief operating officer Chris Pearlman, and there is plenty more in tomorrow’s Jack Magazine, including all the latest from the academy and ladies’ team, plus everything you need to know about Reading.

Our eighth Jack Magazine of the 2018-19 Championship season is available for just £3 from around the Liberty and the club shop.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don’t miss out!