Jordon Garrick enjoying busy workload
It’s been a busy week for Jordon Garrick, but the Swansea City winger is happy for his game time to keep coming thick and fast.
The 21-year-old has made his first-team breakthrough this season, making his debut and scoring his first goal for the club already during the 2019-20 campaign.
But he has also continued to feature for the under-23s, with head coach Steve Cooper keen to build up his match fitness after a pre-season that was disrupted by injury.
Having appeared from the bench in the midweek Carabao Cup defeat at Watford, Garrick then played a full 90 minutes 24 hours later as the under-23s thumped Porto B 5-1 in the Premier League International Cup.
There was more action to follow as he was introduced as a second-half substitute in Saturday’s draw against Reading.
And Garrick is happy to get out on the pitch whenever the opportunity arrives.
“It was a good feeling to get back out on the pitch in the Championship, even to be included in the squad,” he said.
“It’s been a tough week for me, I’ve had three games in a week but I relish the challenges.
“The manager has challenged me a lot of times to see if I can play 90 minutes here and 90 minutes there, and to see if I am in the right head space to be in and out of the team.
“As a youngster, it’s hard but it’s going to make me stronger in the long run. I’m very happy to be on the pitch again but really I wanted to do more and get a better result.
“I want to play more minutes but I have to put the hard work in in order to reap the rewards.”