Matthew Blake hopes injury woes behind him

11th July 2019
Matthew Blake

Matthew Blake hopes his injury woes are behind him as he looks to kick on at Swansea City.

The left-back recently signed a new two-year contract at the Liberty Stadium, having made 13 appearances in all competitions for the under-23s last term.

Blake, 19, would surely have made more were it not for injury problems, with a combination of back and quad problems keeping him sidelined between September and January, and causing a further six-week absence towards the end of the season.

He was, however, able to return in time for feature in the Premier League Cup semi-final against Everton at the Liberty, and he wants to keep on with a new deal providing the perfect boost for the defender.

“It was a disappointing ending for the season in terms of injury," he said.

“The only positive was getting back just in time for the Premier League Cup semi-final at the Liberty Stadium.

“It was a bit of a stop-start season for me with the injuries but hopefully that is behind me this campaign and I can get a nice rhythm and flow.

“I still have to look to stamp my authority and make the position my own in the team."