Simon Paulet pleased to put injury woes behind him
Simon Paulet has revealed his delight at putting his injury problems behind him ahead of Swansea City Under-23s’ showdown with Manchester United in Premier League 2 Division 2 on Monday (7pm).
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The Belgian midfielder, who arrived from Club Brugge in the summer of 2018, missed the start of the campaign after suffering a hamstring injury during pre-season.
However, the 19-year-old made his return as a substitute in the Premier League International Cup draw with PSV Eindhoven II last month.
He also appeared in each of the young Swans’ next four games as they built on an impressive winning run across all competitions.
Paulet is hopeful of getting more appearances under his belt – starting when the development side return to action against United at Landore.
“I’m very happy to be back in the team. I had missed being on the pitch,” he said.
“I want to be able to help my team-mates as much as I can.
“I picked up an injury during pre-season, which was very frustrating, but I am happy to be through that now.
“We have so many games coming up and we need to achieve more positive results to keep our spirits high.”
Paulet is also looking to make a significant impact for the under-23s from the heart of midfield.
He was denied his first goal for the development side in the Premier League Cup victory over Charlton Athletic last time out, as his penalty was well-saved by goalkeeper Nathan Harness.
The Belgian made 26 appearances during his debut season with the Swans last term but, now back to full fitness, hopes to offer a greater contribution in 2019-20.
“It is a key objective of mine to now try to help the team win as many games as I can,” he added.
“I know that I need to improve on last year. I targeted five goals and 10 assists and wasn’t happy that I didn’t achieve that.
“I am looking to make more of an impact this season by trying to score more goals and providing more assists.”