Emnes enjoying battle for starting spot

21st October 2014

Swans winger Marvin Emnes has revealed he's enjoying the challenge of stating his claim for a starting role in Garry Monk's starting XI.

The Dutchman is yet to start a Barclays Premier League game this term since becoming a full-time Swan this summer following two previous loan spells from Middlesbrough.

Emnes' only start this term came in the Capital One Cup, in which he scored the third and final goal in the home win over Everton.

And while the 26-year-old, who came off the bench for the final few minutes of last weekend's defeat at Stoke City, is still searching for his first league start he insists he's enjoying the battle for places in Monk's squad.

"Every player wants to be in the starting XI, and that's up to yourself and the manager," said Emnes.

"You have to train as hard as you can, show what you can do in every opportunity and give the manager something to think about.

"You have to work hard, be patient and when your chance comes along you have to take it.

"Before I came here I knew there were very good players here in my position, but playing with these guys can make you a better player.

"It's great for everyone at the club. The more quality players the manager has then the better chance we have of getting the results we want. We are all pushing each oher forward."