Jordon Garrick aiming to offer "something different"
Jordon Garrick is hoping to be up to full speed soon as he looks to give Steve Cooper “something different” as Swansea City approach the final third of the campaign.
The winger has been sidelined for the past three months with a hamstring injury, with his last first-team appearance coming as a late substitute in the 1-1 draw with Barnsley in mid-October.
But he made a big step towards his return to first-team action on Monday as he played the first half as the under-23s were beaten by Newcastle United.
Garrick, who has made seven appearances – scoring once – for the first-team this season, will again feature for the under-23s on Saturday as they host Reading at Landore (1pm).
And the 21-year-old believes his pace could prove a useful weapon as the Championship campaign moves into the last 16 games.
“I believe I can bring something different to the team with my pace,” he said.
“Especially in the tight, scrappy matches I can stretch the game and create something for my team-mates.
“It’s up to me to prove I have the quality to be involved in games regularly and push for a case to be in the starting XI.
“It’s an exciting time. We are firmly in the chasing pack for the top six.
“I’ll always be available to do whatever I can to help. I’d love to do it on the pitch if the gaffer needs me, but I’ll always support the boys on the pitch too if I’m not selected. That’s the mentality here.”
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