Rodon eyes strong end to debut campaign
Joe Rodon hopes to enjoy a strong end to his debut first-team campaign for Swansea City after making his return to action.
The 21-year-old has been among a number of young players to enjoy break-out seasons under Graham Potter, catching the eye with his composure and consistency since being handed his debut against Preston in August.
Even after missing over two-and-a-half months with a broken metatarsal, the centre-half has made 28 appearances this season, including four substitute outings since his return to fitness.
Now, with the just the final trio of games against Hull, Derby and Blackburn to go - and the Swans still in with an outside chance of a play-off berth - Rodon is keen to make sure the 2018-19 campaign ends on the right note.
"If someone had said at the start of the season that I would play 28 games, then I would have laughed at them," he said.
"There are still a few more games left in the league and I’ll try to be involved in as many as I can.
"I’ve loved every minute of the season so far, and even while injured I’ve learned a lot of the mental side of things.
"Now I just want to finish the season strongly and give the team everything I have.
"It has been a crazy ride so far.
"From making my debut and playing a long run of games up until the injury – it has been very enjoyable.
"I’ve played in front of big crowds at great stadiums while I’ve matured a lot on and off the pitch."