King hoping blend is right for Swans

2nd February 2018
First team

Andy King hopes his blend of experience and energy – plus an eye for goal – will see him shine in a Swansea City shirt in the final third of the season.

New loan signing King must wait to make his Swans debut because he is ineligible to face parent club Leicester City this weekend.

He is also unavailable for Emirates FA Cup duty having played in the competition for Leicester this season, meaning he will not be in contention to play for his new club until the home game with Burnley in eight days’ time.

But King hopes a spell training with Carlos Carvalhal’s squad will boost his chances of making an impact when his opportunity comes.

“It is a shame I can’t be involved this weekend but it gives me a week or so to get to know the club more and the style of play,” King said.

“I think I can bring experience to the team. I have been in relegation battles before which helps, and I also want to bring some good energy and goals to the team.

“It is a surprise to see Swansea in the position they are in with the quality of players who are here, but we seem to have turned a corner.

“We have a big last stretch of the season in front of us and we need everyone pulling in the right direction to get out of it.”

King has joined the Swans on loan for what remains of 2017-18 but is already contemplating the idea of staying in South Wales beyond his initial spell.

He arrives having heard good things about the club from former Liberty skipper Ashley Williams, a Welsh international team-mate.

King also spoke to former Leicester loan Nathan Dyer about life in SA1 before completing his deadline-day move.

“I know a couple of the lads here and I know Nath especially well from that brilliant season together at Leicester,” King added.

“It will be good to play with him again and I am just looking forward to getting going.”