Naughton's remaining positive

13th April 2015
Defender Kyle Naughton has vowed to return fitter and stronger for Swansea City's fifth consecutive campaign in the Barclays Premier League.
The full-back is set to miss the rest of the campaign after suffering ankle ligament damage against Hull City a fortnight ago.
Although there is a slight possibility of Naughton making the final game of the season at Crystal Palace on May 24, the January signing from Spurs is determined to build on a positive start to his Liberty Stadium career by beginning the new campaign with a bang.
"I was gutted to pick up the injury,'' declared Naughton. "I had started a nice little run of games going and the team was picking up points. I felt I was getting stronger with every game.
"What you've got to remember is that although I played quite a few games at Spurs, I didn't play that many one after another. It tended to be in and out.
"I'm a big believer that the best way to get fit is to play games regularly. I was starting to get a decent run going here since making the move from Spurs and I was feeling fitter and stronger with every game.''
It was a tackle from David Meyler that saw Naughton carried off against Hull; but not before the midfielder was shown a straight red.
"I've damaged the ligaments in my other (right) ankle before, so I knew straight away that it was serious,'' added Naughton.
"In fairness to Meyler, he text me to apologise and say he didn't mean to do it. He didn't have to text me, so it was good of him. I know it wasn't intentional, so there are no hard feelings. It's just one of those things.
"I just have to get on with my rehab now. I'm a positive person and my aim is to try and join the group again in some capacity before the end of the season, work hard on my fitness during the summer and come back fitter and stronger for the new campaign.
"I'm really enjoying it here. I've settled in well and getting on great with the players, staff and fans.''