Mum's the word for Kyle Naughton
6th February 2015
Swansea new boy Kyle Naughton gives his first in-depth interview to Jack Magazine as the Swans host Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, February 7 (3pm).
The 26-year-old right-back speaks to the official matchday programme about remembering his roots, why he was more nervous about his Swansea initiation than playing football in front of 40,000 people, and fulfilling a promise he made to his mother.
"Growing up, it was all my mum," insisted the 26-year-old, who made his Swans debut in the 1-0 victory at Southampton last weekend. "She looked after us all; she did everything.
"My mum would come home from work, tidy up, cook dinner, take me to football, come back, and then take my sister somewhere. She did everything for us. In many ways, I owe it all to my mum, to be fair.
"I think, like most players, when you start earning a reasonable amount of money, you want to help your family - your mum, brothers and sisters.
"When I started at Sheffield United, I bought my mum a house and a car, as well as a car for my sister. The house was a nice semi in Sheffield, and it's a step up from the house that our family has lived in ever since my mum was little.
"I feel fortunate and grateful to be able to do it for her and it's nice to give something back, but I think most players try and help out at home, which is all I did."
Also in Saturday's 84-page edition of Jack Magazine, former Swans and Sunderland defender Andy Melville discusses his time at the Vetch Field, Roker Park and the Stadium of Light, while TV agony aunt and Black Cats supporters Denise Robertson gives her verdict on Saturday's Premier League clash.
Meanwhile, former Swans forward Ian Walsh features in 'Top Flight Jacks', club ambassador Lee Trundle brings us up to speed with his exploits in the community, and lifelong Swans supporter Chris Owen takes centre-stage in Fan Focus.
And there's plenty more in store to keep you entertained right up until kick-off in this weekend's jam-packed edition of Jack Magazine, which will be available for £3 on matchday from around the Liberty Stadium, the Club Shop and online.
It will also be available in Slee Stores in Plasmari, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan. Don't miss out.