Swansea City's Jack Cork ready for Southampton reunion
25th September 2015
Jack Cork expects an even stranger trip to Southampton on Saturday as he prepares to feature against his former club for the first time.
The midfielder found himself in quite an unusual situation last season, having left Southampton to join the Swans at the end of January only to see himself back at St Mary's two days later as his former and current clubs battled it out on the pitch.
Cork watched on from a hospitality box as Jonjo Shelvey's stunning 25-yard strike earned the Swans a 1-0 victory.
Now, just over seven months later, he is back on the South Coast as Garry Monk's side seek a second consecutive win over the Saints.
And he admits it will be a strange feeling facing his former team-mates.
"I was a bit disappointed not to have played the last time the clubs met, but it was the right decision as I'd not met the lads properly and hadn't trained," said Cork, who spent four years with Southampton.
"I was at Southampton one day, then a Swansea player the next and back at St Mary's two days later watching my former club play against my current club. It was a manic few days.
"It was a weird situation for me as I was in the hospitality box watching the game and I didn't get the chance to say goodbye to the Southampton fans. They had been great to me during my time at the club.
"It will be an even stranger occasion this time as, if selected in the squad, I will be playing against my former team-mates and friends.
"But hopefully I'll be involved on Saturday and we can get a similar result to what we got the last time."
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