Loveridge hails Newport experience
26th November 2014
James Loveridge marked his return to the Under-21 squad with a goal - but insists his recent spell at Newport County has stood him in good stead.
The Swans secured a 3-2 victory over Palace on Tuesday as they went top of Development League Two South for the first time this season.
Loveridge - who was playing his first game since returning from Rodney Parade - put the visitors ahead after just 40 seconds when he rifled home from six yards out.
Ryan Hedges and Adam King added further goals as Swansea raced into a 3-0 lead at the interval.
But following a second-half fightback from Palace, the visitors had to hold firm in the final ten minutes to secure victory.
"The boys were fantastic," he said. "We were passing the ball well early on and really upped our game.
"It was great for me to get a goal and it gave me a boost for the rest of the game. I felt nice and sharp and I was glad to get some minutes under my belt.
"But it was more important that we got the three points.
"The game changed after we gave the penalty away but we stuck at the task and got the win."
He added: "The spell at Newport was a great experience. It's a little different coming back but I want to do well and maybe get out on loan again in January.
"I feel like I've returned a stronger player, more mature and have a better understanding of the game and what is required."