Carter-Vickers ready for Ipswich return

21st April
First team

Cameron Carter-Vickers is looking forward to returning to Portman Road to face former side Ipswich with Swansea City on Easter Monday (3pm).

The 21-year-old spent half of last season on loan with the Tractor Boys from parent club Tottenham Hotspur, managing 17 starts in the Championship during the 2017-18 campaign.

Carter-Vickers earned plaudits for his performances at Portman Road, winning the club's Player of the Month award within weeks of his arrival in East Anglia.

The United States international has also made a big impression in SA1, forming a reliable defensive pairing with Mike van der Hoorn during Joe Rodon's injury-enforced absence, and keeping his place following the latter's return.

And, while Carter-VIckers is sad to see his old side's demotion from the Championship already confirmed, he is keen to help the Swans continue a good run of four wins from their last five games after coming out on the right side of a seven-goal thriller against Rotherham on Good Friday.

“It’ll be good to go back to Ipswich,” Carter-Vickers said.

“I’m looking forward to it, I really enjoyed my time there and I still talk to some of the boys at the club, so it’ll definitely be good to go back and see them all.

“Obviously we go there on the back of a good result, it’s good to get the three points, when teams sit back and they sit off you it’s tough to score one goal, so to grab four on the day, it’s definitely a positive.

“Conceding three is disappointing but it’s something that we know we have to work on, and we know we have to get better at.”

The Millers posed problems for the Swans with their height on Friday, and Swansea's recent difficulties with set-pieces have been well documented..

But, after dealing with a bombardment of aerial balls, Carter-Vickers believes the Swans rearguard have put their preparation into practice and can improve at dead-ball situations.

“We had been working on set-pieces a lot during the week after the result we had at Queens Park Rangers,” Carter-Vickers continued.

“Even though we had conceded three goals, I feel like for the number of set-pieces Rotherham had and the number of times they put the ball into the box, we dealt with their aerial threat much better than we managed at QPR.

“It’s definitely something that we are aware of, and it’s something that we are working hard on.”