Joe Rodon

Joe Rodon eyes positive run in busy February

31st January
First team

Joe Rodon wants to help Swansea City put together a strong conclusion to the season after returning from his injury lay-off.

The 21-year-old defender made his comeback from three months out as a substitute in the defeat at Stoke.

The Swans now head to Preston looking to bounce back against a Lilywhites side who are also in the promotion hunt.

And Rodon hopes a positive result in Lancashire can kick-start a busy February in which Steve Cooper’s side will play six further league games.

“We have to pick ourselves up because we will be playing a Preston side who have been up there and will be wanting to get one over us after our win earlier in the season,” said the Wales international.

“It’s a tough place to go. We have been working hard and you know a run can do so much when the games come thick and fast.

“You have to dust yourself down if you have a defeat, there is no time to sulk.

“We are up there, we are not far away and a couple of results can kick-start things.”

Facing Preston will bring back fond memories for Rodon, who made his Swansea debut against Alex Neil’s side in August of 2018.

He has since gone on to become an integral part of the Swans side, as well as earning senior international honours with Wales.

“I made my debut against them, and I suppose in that sense facing them will always bring those memories,” he said.

“But the focus for me has to be on working hard to try and get in the team.

“I know I need to perform, get back in this team and see where we go from there.”