'This run will stay with me'

16th March 2018
First team

Connor Roberts has revealed his pride at being a part of Swansea City’s historic run to the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

Roberts has played a significant role in the cup since making his Swans debut in round three at Wolverhampton Wanderers, playing every minute in the run to the last eight.

Victories over Wolves, Notts County and Sheffield Wednesday have seen the Swans reach the last eight of the competition for the first time since 1964.

Now they face Tottenham Hotspur at the Liberty on Saturday (12.15pm) as they look to book a place in the semi-finals at Wembley next month.

The Spurs tie is expected to provide the toughest test in this competition for Carlos Carvalhal’s side, but Roberts is hopeful they can stand up to the challenge.

“It’s the first time in over 50 years that we’ve got to this stage of the competition,” he tells this weekend’s Jack Magazine. “And this run is something that will stay with me for a long time.

“I can always say that I was part of the team to do that.

“It’s going to be a really tough game. The boys have been working hard in training and we’ve been putting in decent performances.

“Hopefully, another one will come and anything can happen in the competition from there.”

*You can read the full interview with Connor Roberts in this weekend’s Jack Magazine.

The defender talks about the pride he feels in playing for his local club, as well as crossing balls in training for the player who signed his boots just a few years ago.

Also in this edition, Sam Clucas reveals 10 facts you may not know about him in our Q&A feature.

We hear from boss Carlos Carvalhal and skipper Angel Rangel, and take a closer at our three previous appearances in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, as well as catching up with two supporters who were present when we last played in that stage of the competition.

We also hear from chairman Huw Jenkins as well as profiling former Swans Cliff Jones and Terry Medwin and tracking down Mike Hughes.

And there is plenty more in this weekend’s Jack Magazine, including news from the development squad, the academy and the ladies’ team, as well as all you need to know about Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur.

This FA Cup issue of Jack Magazine is available for just £3 from around the Liberty, the club shop and online.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don’t miss out.

 

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