Cork keen to make Swans debut
6th February 2015
Jack Cork hopes to make his Swansea City debut this weekend - a week after watching his current and former team-mates battle it out.
The midfielder swapped Southampton for the Swans last week after penning a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty.
Just two days later he was back at St Mary's this time watching on from an executive box as his new team-mates clinched a 1-0 victory thanks to Jonjo Shelvey's stunning strike.
Cork, who was ineligible to play as he joined after the required deadline, said: "It was very strange. I had only just signed here the day before the game, and for the game I was in a box with the Southampton players that weren't fit along with the wives and girlfriends.
"They were obviously cheering for Southampton, while I wanted Swansea to win. I had to keep my celebrations low key when Jonjo scored!
"It was a great result because a lot of teams have found it difficult to get a result at Southampton."
Cork now hopes to force his way into Garry Monk's plans for Saturday's home clash with Sunderland at the Liberty.
And the 25-year-old has had a smooth transition into the Swans squad this week.
"I've had three days of training. It was good to get involved in intense training with the lads, who have made it really easy for me to settle in," he added.
"I'd love to make my debut this weekend, but I understand if the manager thinks it's too soon because of the win we had last Sunday.
"I'll have to see what the manager wants to do, but if I could get some minutes that would be brilliant."