Loan spell helped me in final, says Sheehan
14th May 2015
Josh Sheehan revealed his loan spell at Yeovil played a key role as he captained the Under-21s to the Development League Two title.
The young Swans were crowned champions for the first time as a brace from Kenji Gorre and an Alex Samuel strike saw off Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium.
And Sheehan - who made 13 appearances for Yeovil in League One recently - insists the experience at Huish Park helped in this year's play-off final.
"It was a great experience getting out on loan," he said. "I learnt a lot from my time at Yeovil, I think I have come back a better player and I hope that showed out on the pitch.
"The experience has helped me with my game and you need that as a young footballer; to get out and play games.
"As soon as you do, you notice the difference in your game and you improve as a player.
"It was a great feeling to captain the side and I hope I can keep doing that throughout my career. It is a great feeling."
The Under-21s capped off a fine campaign with a thrilling win at the Liberty in front over over 2,000 supporters, including first-team manager Garry Monk and a number of senior players.
And Sheehan, who made his first-team debut against Rotherham in the Capital One Cup last August, insists he is fully focussed on another crack at senior action.
"It has been a great year for the Under-21s," he said. "We went 15 games unbeaten at one stage and this is one of the best teams I have played in - we are all on the same wavelength.
"A chance in the first team is all you want as a young player - I watched the Swans growing up and all I have ever wanted to do is play for them so hopefully I will get another chance soon.
"If not then I am prepared to get out on loan again and continue to work for it."