Marc Walsh delighted to put injury woes behind him
Swansea City Under-23s forward Marc Walsh is delighted to have put his injury problems behind him after recently returning to action for the development side.
Republic of Ireland youth international Walsh, who arrived from Finn Harps in 2017, signed his professional contract with the Swans in the summer.
However, a recurring hamstring injury ruled him out for the opening months of this season and meant he had to wait until last month’s defeat by Manchester United for his first minutes of the campaign.
That came over five months after the same problem cut short his under-23s debut in the Premier League Cup semi-final defeat by Everton at the end of last term.
Nevertheless, after making his return, the 18-year-old followed that up with back-to-back starts against West Brom and West Ham in Premier League 2 Division 2.
He also appeared as a late substitute in Friday’s Premier League Cup loss at Reading.
Walsh, who played over 30 times for the under-18s across his first two years in South Wales, revealed he was thrilled to finally put the struggles behind him, and also praised the work of under-23s physio Oli Morris during his recovery.
“I’m delighted to get back playing. It’s great to be back in the squad,” he said.
“It was a very frustrating time for me having to watch from the sidelines and seeing the boys going out and enjoying themselves.
“But I kept my head down and worked hard to get back as quickly as I could.
“I was always working hard in the gym or doing physiotherapy. Oli was great and kept on top of the injury to speed up the process.
“I have fully recovered, and everything is back to normal, so I just want to get the minutes in now.”