King targets loan move

8th January 2018

Adam King admits he would relish the chance to get more first-team experience on loan in the coming months.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who joined the Swans from Scottish Premiership side Hearts in January 2014, scored his third of the season on Saturday as the under-23s defeated Chelsea 2-0 in Premier League 2.

The Scotsman made his first team debut for the Swans during the FA Cup victory over Tranmere in January 2015 before loan spells in League One with Crewe and Southend.

King also made a brief appearance under Paul Clement this season as Swansea beat MK Dons 4-1 in the second round of the EFL Cup, but the midfielder admits he would love the chance to get more competitive senior football.

“I would like to get out again if I can,” he said. “All the boys in the dressing room know we need to get experience somewhere.

“I have been lucky to have a few loans and the experience helps develop you as a player.

“It is good to see players like Tyler Reid (who joined Newport County on Saturday) get his chance on loan.

“All young players want to do is take their game to a higher level, whether that be with the first team or a loan club.

“I am taking lots of advice from people and we will have to see what happens. If the opportunity comes I would take it with both hands.”

King’s goal gave the young Swans the lead at Landore before Liam Cullen’s late strike doubled the advantage against Chelsea.

Victory over the Blues extended the under-23s’ winning run to four games in Premier League 2, keeping the side fifth in the division one table.

“It was a massive win for us,” King continued.

“I was very happy to get on the scoresheet and it is something I want to continue to do this year. It was a good ball from Aaron Lewis and I connected with it the right way and it found the net.

“We wanted to get 2018 off to a good start and continue our good form in the league. We have won four on the bounce now and want to keep our run going.

“We are definitely showing we can compete at this top level of development football. We had a tough start to the season, but we have all adjusted and raised our game.

“We are full of confidence and if we keep it going who know how high we can go.”