Reid hails "excellent signing" Carter-Vickers

3rd May
First team

Assistant manager Billy Reid has hailed Cameron Carter-Vickers' loan spell at Swansea City as an "excellent signing" and praised the progress the defender has made this season.

The 21-year-old joined the Swans on loan from Tottenham Hotspur at the end of August, but found game time hard to come by as Joe Rodon and Mike van der Hoorn impressed at the heart of the defence.

But the United States international has been a regular since Rodon broke a metatarsal in January, and he has retained his place in the side even with his team-mate restored to full fitness.

And Reid believes the burly centre-half has proved to be an excellent acquisition for Swansea, and has made considerable strides over the course of a campaign where he has made 32 appearances with just Sunday's finale at Blackburn to come.

"Cameron came here, he had to bide his time to get into the team because Joe Rodon was exceptional alongside Mike van der Hoorn," said the Scot.

"Unfortunately Joe picked up his injury, but Cameron has come into the team and, in my opinion, he has made huge progress throughout the season.

"We asked him to step into the game in terms of how he played on the ball and the progress he has made on that side of his game has been excellent, and he has been a big part of the run we have been on.

"He is a player who has been an excellent signing. He is a strong boy, he is still 21 years of age but he looks a lot older than that, to be honest with you.

"But I think there is further progress to come from him over the next few seasons."