New signing Tom Carroll can't wait to get started at Swansea City
17th January 2017
Tom Carroll believes his previous spell at Swansea City will help him make a smooth transition into life at the Liberty.
The midfielder made his return to the Swans after joining on a permanent deal from Tottenham Hotspur today for an undisclosed fee.
Carroll spent a season-long loan at the club during the 2014-15 campaign, during which he made 18 appearances - scoring once - in all competitions as the Swans recorded a highest Premier League finish of eighth.
And he says the familiarity with the players and set up at the Swans will give him the chance to instantly settle into his new surroundings.
"It's been a couple of years since I've been here - there have been some changes - but I'm excited to be back," said Carroll, who will wear squad number 42.
"It definitely helps knowing quite a few of the lads from my loan spell, while I know (assistant coach) Nigel Gibbs and (head of physical performance) Karl Halabi too.
"Knowing the players and staff allows you to settle quicker than normal. It can take time to settle in at a new club, but having some familiar faces around the place will help me get going straight away.
"I know what the club is about too, and I know the playing style suits me so that was a big factor in me coming here."
Carroll, who has signed a contract that will see him remain with the Swans until June 2020, was back at the Liberty last weekend as he watched his new club beaten by Arsenal.
Despite the defeat, Carroll is confident Paul Clement's side can move themselves out of the relegation zone - starting with Saturday's trip to Liverpool.
"Just being back at the Liberty watching the game against Arsenal brought back a lot of memories, so I'm looking forward to playing in front of the fans again," he added.
"The scoreline last Saturday was a little unfair - we didn't deserve to lose like that, and the own goals are so cruel on us," he added.
"But we have a good squad here and the lads have got to be positive. We know we can get a result at Liverpool."
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