Kian Jenkins hopes injury frustrations are over after signing new Swansea City deal
Kian Jenkins hopes his injury frustrations are behind him after extending his stay with Swansea City.
The versatile defender, who is capable of playing on either flank, returned to action in October 2022 following a prolonged spell on the sidelines with injury.
The 18-year-old has impressed with his form since returning to action, and has been rewarded with a new deal through to the end of June 2024.
The Wales youth international signed his scholarship with Swansea City in the summer of 2020. He has been part of the Swans’ academy set-up for many years and he won the under-13s' player of the year award back in 2017.
"Having an extra year here is a great feeling, I came back into the squad just before Christmas, so to get a full season under my belt next year is my number one aim," said Jenkins.
"I've been at this club almost all of my life, so to continue to grow and be given the opportunity to show what I've got is something I'm thankful for.
"Getting those minutes is important, but I think the goal for any young player is to push for the first team, and that's something I want to experience.
"I can't wait to get back into the swing of things in pre-season, and start to begin preparations for next season."
November's 4-1 victory over Colchester United was Jenkins' first time on the pitch having undergone multiple surgeries and intensive rehabilitation due to complications following ACL and ankle ligament injuries.
"The staff have been amazing. They kept me involved with the team when I was injured, checking in on me mentally and physically," Jenkins added.
"Not only the staff, but the boys have been so supportive and that's played a big part in where I am today."