Josh Key raring to go for Swansea City debut

4th August
First team

Josh Key is raring to go as he prepares to make his Swansea City debut and commence his first season as a Championship player.

The 23-year-old joined the Swans from Exeter City last month, and has proven a lively performer during pre-season.

He looks set to make his bow in Swans colours against Birmingham City at the Stadium and, after putting in the hard yards during the build-up to the new campaign, he cannot wait to get under way.

And the defender is hoping to be part of a Michael Duff team that proves as difficult an opponent as Key himself found when he faced the head coach’s Cheltenham and Barnsley teams prior to his arrival in south Wales.

“When I faced his teams in League Two and League One, be that Cheltenham or Barnsley, they were always so tough to play against,” said Key.

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“I know we will be tough to play against, he has been really good with us. He is implementing new things but keeping the technical side of what we have had previously.

“We have worked on the things we need to work on, we will finish off our prep and be ready for the first game this weekend.

“I am really looking forward to it, it’s exciting.

“The difference between League Two and League One is not huge, but the jump to the Championship is big.

“You look at the teams who are in this division, it’s like a mini Premier League.

“Training has been tough, but I want to grow and push myself because the environment and the players here are top. I always want to improve a lot and be part of a good team.”