Connor aims to follow Angel

28th September 2018
First team

Connor Roberts is aiming to follow the footsteps of club legend Angel Rangel by enjoying a long and successful career with Swansea City.

Rangel is hoping to shake off a groin problem in time to feature for Queens Park Rangers against his long-time employers on Saturday.

The right-back made almost 400 appearances during his 11-year spell in SA1.

He departed the Liberty when his contract expired at the end of last season, but Roberts is hoping to follow Rangel's lead at the Swans.

“When I was younger, I wanted to be playing instead of Angel," Roberts smiles.

“He’s a club legend and it will be a bit weird to see him in a QPR shirt.

“He’s done what I want to do by playing 100s of games for this club at the highest level.

“He’s played with good players and is well-respected by everyone around here. I want that to be me one day.

“I can only hope to follow in his footsteps and, if I can do half of what he has, I’ll be a very happy man.”

You can read the full interview with Connor Roberts in this weekend’s Jack Magazine.

The full-back also reflects on his first goal for Wales and a strong start to the new season.

Rangel has also spoken to Jack Magazine ahead of tomorrow’s clash in an exclusive interview in which he relives his final Swans appearance and tells us how he is finding life at his new club.

We hear from manager Graham Potter and skipper Leroy Fer, as well as chairman Huw Jenkins.

Matt Grimes revisits memorable firsts in his life – both on and off the pitch – while Jay Fulton reveals 10 facts you may not know about him.

We also speak to two of our stars of the future in Aaron Lewis and Daniel Williams, as well as tracking down former Swan Lee Bracey.

And there is plenty more in tomorrow’s Jack Magazine including all the latest from the academy, under-23s, ladies’ team and community, plus everything you need to know about Steve McClaren’s QPR.

Our fifth 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!