Mike hoping for a chance to impress
Mike van der Hoorn hopes for another chance to impress against Sampdoria on Saturday (5.15pm) as he targets more minutes in the Premier League this season.
The centre-back played 61 minutes as Paul Clement’s men saw off Birmingham City last weekend.
Now van der Hoorn is eyeing more game-time as the Swans play their final friendly before the new Premier League season begins at Southampton a week on Saturday.
The 24-year-old made 11 Swans appearances last term having joined from Ajax in the summer of 2016.
But van der Hoorn played only 31 minutes of league football following Paul Clement’s appointment in January, and he is keen to increase that tally significantly in 2017-18.
“It was good to get the minutes at Birmingham – I was happy,” van der Hoorn said.
“It was also good to keep a clean sheet.
“Now I hope to play a part in the Premier League, just like all the players.
“In the second half of last season I didn’t play that much but I hope this season there will be more opportunities.
“When you get a chance, you have to show what you can do. I hope I get that chance in the Premier League. Then I will go from there.”
The Swans are looking for further progress against Sampdoria after Clement described the performance at Birmingham as his team’s best yet this summer.
Summer signings Tammy Abraham, Roque Mesa and Erwin Mulder could all play at the Liberty for the first time as the Swans tackle a Sampdoria side who were beaten 2-1 in a friendly by Manchester United this week.
Tickets for the Sampdoria friendly are available now and are priced:
Adults - £20
Over-60s - £10
Students - £10
Under-16s - £5
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