Hard work is key in Wayne Routledge's world

3rd October

Swansea's flying winger Wayne Routledge goes under the spotlight in this weekend's 84-page edition of Jack Magazine as the Swans host Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Having signed a one-year extension to his contract last week, the 29-year-old explains to Jack Magazine why he won't be resting on his laurels in South West Wales and also why he has high hopes for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign.

"I've learned a lot about myself as a person and as a footballer since I've been here, and I think I've progressed with the more games I play," said Routledge.

"Here, you have to be on the ball. And if you're not performing up to standard then there's always someone that can come in and do the job.

"We have a lot of players that aren't involved as much as they would like, but they are more than capable of playing in the starting line-up. It's up to you to keep the shirt.

"You have to be prepared to work, put the hard yards in and play the type of football the fans here are accustomed to.

"Everyone here has to be willing to work hard. We are footballers and we are all talented, but talent is nothing without the hard work." 

Also in this week's jam-packed edition of Jack Magazine, we bring you an exclusive interview with well-known Newcastle supporter and outspoken horse racing pundit John McCririck as he gives us his thoughts on Saturday's meeting between the Swans and the Magpies.

Meanwhile, Joe Allon takes centre-stage in our regular 'Foot in Both Camps' feature, Marvin Emnes runs us through who would make his fantasy side in 'My Dream XI', and Lee Trundle gives us the latest on his exploits out and about in the community.

And if that wasn't enough, there is plenty more in store to whet your appetite ahead of kick-off.

This weekend's Jack Magazine will be available for just £3 on matchday from around the Liberty Stadium, the Club Shop and online.

It will also be available in Slee Stores in Plasmari, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan. Don't miss out.