'My focus is Swansea'

26th August 2018
First team

Cameron Carter-Vickers is hoping to make a mark at the Liberty Stadium after Mauricio Pochettino backed his move to Swansea City.

Carter-Vickers has bolstered Graham Potter’s central defensive options after joining the Swans on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 20-year-old is highly regarded at Spurs, where he signed a new three-year deal earlier this summer.

But having used Carter-Vickers during pre-season, Tottenham boss Pochettino was keen for the American international to head out on loan.

Carter-Vickers has previous experience of the Championship, having played a total of 34 second-tier games during stints at Sheffield United and Ipswich in 2017-18.

And he is relishing the prospect of continuing his development in a Swans shirt.

“I joined Tottenham when I was 11 and they have been really good for me,” Carter-Vickers said.

“I’ve had a taste of the first team there – I played a few games in the cup a couple of season ago.

“It was great experience and I am thankful to the manager for giving me my first taste of professional football.

“A good manager focuses on the youth and Tottenham is a club that offers a good pathway.

“The manager spoke to me and said he said he thought coming to Swansea would be another good experience for me.

“Now my focus is on playing football for Swansea. I just want to do anything I can to help the team and pick up points. I am definitely up for the challenge.”

Carter-Vickers watched the Swans in action against Bristol City yesterday and has joined Potter’s squad as they prepare for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Crystal Palace and next weekend’s league trip to Millwall.