Fans' support is music to Gylfi Sigurdsson's ears

28th July 2014

Gylfi Sigurdsson revealed his delight at hearing the Swansea faithful sing his name again after marking his return with a brace against Plymouth Argyle.

The Icelandic midfielder came off the bench in the second-half at Home Park to steal the show by scoring two classy goals to round off a convincing 4-0 friendly win for Garry Monk's side.

After entering the fray in the 66th minute, Sigurdsson contributed to Swansea's second goal of the afternoon before adding two of his own, including a stunning free-kick with the last kick of the game.

And the 24-year-old midfielder admitted it "felt good" to hear the travelling Swans fans sing his name after bagging a brace on his second debut for the club.

"It was nice to get a couple of goals," said the 24-year-old midfielder.

"To hear the fans singing my name obviously made me feel really good too.

"It's nice to feel accepted by the fans, so hopefully I can repay them like I did today.

"Although it has only been two seasons, it feels like quite a long time since I was last here. It's strange, but it feels really good to be back."

Swansea will now step up their preparations for the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League campaign with a trip to Exeter City City on Tuesday before further tests against Bournemouth and Reading at the end of the week.

And after getting his first run out of pre-season against Plymouth, Sigurdsson is targeting further minutes in the coming games.

He added: "As I said earlier, this was my first game of pre-season. I went to America with Tottenham, but then I had to come back which meant I missed about four days of training.

"It was good to get the first game under my belt, but hopefully now I can push on and get more minutes in the next few games.

"The first few games of pre-season is about fitness, but as you get closer to the season, that's when you want to see the quality in our game. Hopefully over the next few matches we can score even more goals."