Scott: I'm at the right club

18th September

Kristian Scott believes that Swansea City is the right club to help him develop as a footballer.

The 18-year-old midfielder recently joined the Swans from Stoke City, and having spent a couple of weeks with the Under-21 squad, Scott is already enthusiastic about his future career with the Swans.

"I'm settling in well," said Scott. "It's a good club for the type of player that I am.

"At Swansea, at every level, the club play the same way - playing from the back.

"Everything is with the ball. There's no just kicking it long. It's about keeping the ball and keep moving to find spaces, so I'm really enjoying it."

The former Bristol City prospect says that seeing the first-team players around the club's new training ground - which was officially opened on Monday - is a great environment for young players to be in.

"It's nice because everyone is together," said Scott. "You see all the first-team players all the time, and you get to eat food with them.

"It's good to be in an environment with everyone together, so us younger players see Premier League players around the building."

Scott made his debut for the U21s in Monday night's 1-0 derby defeat at Cardiff City.

Despite the result, he believes that there were moments in the match that gave him encouragement, going forward.

"For the first 30 minutes, I don't think we were at our best," said the young Englishman. "They had more of the ball, so we were just trying to win the ball back high up the pitch.

"I felt, in the last 15 minutes of the first-half, we did well. We created a few chances, and I think we should have played more like that for the whole game, instead of letting them have time on the ball.

"It was my first game in four months - my first 90 minutes - so I felt it went quite well, overall."

Scott has now set his sights on continuing his development with the U21s, hoping that he can impress enough to earn a call-up to the first-team.

He said: "Obviously I want to develop with the Under-21s, and as the season goes on, hopefully get to train with the first-team.

"Hopefully, if I'm doing well enough, I can try and push into the squad."