Connor proud to wear the shirt

30th April 2018
First team

Connor Roberts is hungry for another chance to do his bit as Swansea City bid to secure Premier League survival.

Injuries to Federico Fernandez, Kyle Bartley and Luciano Narsingh meant the local lad was handed a first start in the top flight when the Swans faced Chelsea over the weekend.

Roberts, who played at wing-back as Kyle Naughton switched to a central defensive role, let nobody down as he played 63 minutes in the Swans' 1-0 defeat.

The full Premier League bow was another milestone for the 22-year-old, who made his debut for Carlos Carvalhal’s side in January and recently earned his first international cap.

And Roberts is hopeful he can feature more as the Swans aim to preserve their Premier League status.

“I’m always proud to wear the Swans shirt,” he said. “It’s a massive occasion every time I get to put it on.

“Every time the ball went forward, I could feel the crowd behind me and urging me on to attack. 

“It’s not the result I wanted to look back on, but I’ll always remember my full debut in the Premier League.

“Hopefully, there are more appearances to come before the end of the season. I want to keep helping the team for the last three games.

“The ultimate goal for me is to stay up with Swansea City.”