King's on the goal trail
12th October 2014
Adam King is hoping to add to his goal tally after opening his account for the Under-21s this season.
The midfielder netted his first of the campaign in the recent 5-2 victory over Nottingham Forest - with the former Hearts man hitting a spectacular 30-yard strike that flew into the bottom corner.
King, who arrived at the Liberty Stadium back in January, scored once last season for the development side and is keen to add more goals to his game this year.
"It was quite a tough start to the season for us, and we weren't winning a lot of games," he said.
"There have been a lot of new players coming in and younger players coming up from the youth team as well. But we are starting to gel a lot more now and you could really see that in the win over Forest."
He added: "It was a bit of a surprise to score! But I was pleased to break my goal drought and it was a decent finish as well.
"I was just happy to get on the scoresheet and hopefully there are many more to come. Me and a couple of other boys have been practicing in training and everything is going well so far."
King celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday (Saturday) and it has been a whirlwind last 12 months for the young Scot.
After making three senior appearances for Hearts in the Scottish Premier League, the midfielder has been regularly training with Garry Monk's first-team squad and was included in the club's pre-season tour to America.
"It's been great," he said. "Everyone has done well when they have trained with the first team and it has helped when we have played Under-21 games.
"Training with world-class players makes a huge differences, and you can pass on that knowledge when you are then involved with the development squad."
The Under-21s bowed out of the Premier League Cup last week following a 2-1 defeat against Ipswich at Portman Road, but Chris Llewellyn's side are back in league action tomorrow (Monday) when they take on Crewe at Landore (6.30pm).
Llewellyn has spoken recently about the squad's need to take chances in matches - a view that is echoed by King.
"The chances we create is a big thing for us," he said. "We are a possession-based team, and we do that all over the pitch very well but we could improve in the final third by just being a bit more clinical.
"We've pretty much dominated every game we have been involved in, but we need to take those chances because that is what is going to win us matches."
Swansea City's Under-21 clash with Crewe Alexandra on Monday (October 13) will now be played at Landore.
The fixture was previously advertised to be played at the Liberty Stadium.
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