Swansea City under-23s Tom Holland
18th December 2016
Midfielder Tom Holland admits he is relishing being back in action for Swansea City Under-23s as the side prepare to face Middlesbrough in Premier League 2 on Monday.
The 19-year-old, who joined from Manchester City's Academy in July 2015, returned from a calf injury to make his tenth league appearance of the season for the development side during Monday's win over West Ham.
The victory helped the young Swans extend their unbeaten league run to six games but Holland admits there is room for improvement as the side leaked two late goals minutes before the final whistle.
"We played well in patches and it was great to get another league win," the Irish Under-19 international said. "But there is still room for improvement.
"We were left disappointed how we started and ended the game on Monday. We conceded two late goals which could have cost us a win.
"We have to take the positives from the result. To score three away from home against one of the league strongest sides was great result but the ending took the gloss of a good result.
"After getting some minutes against Norwich earlier this month it was great to start my first game after a three week injury lay-off.
"I feel like I have been missing out and I am happy to be back playing and keen to get a good run of games together.
"Injuries only disrupt seasons and competition for places in midfield is fierce so you don't want to be in a position where you miss out on game time.
"I felt good out there and I want to play every game to show people what I can do to help the team this season."