Tom Carroll determined to take his chance
2nd December 2014
Swansea's on-loan midfielder Tom Carroll goes under the spotlight in tonight's Jack Magazine as the Swans host Queens Park Rangers at the Liberty Stadium (7.45pm).
In an exclusive interview with the official matchday programme, the England Under-21s captain talks about hype, adapting to life in South Wales and taking his chance to prove he has what it takes to compete in the Premier League.
"It was a bit of a surprise when I first arrived at the training ground at Fairwood and I had to wait for a horse to cross the road before driving in," laughed Carroll.
"It's very different to London, but I've settled in well now. It's a completely different life.
"Off the pitch, it's a calmer place than what I'm used to but, on the pitch, I'm really enjoying my football, so fingers crossed I can continue to play well for the rest of the season.
"I came here to gain experience of playing in the Premier League, and I've got to take my chance. Hopefully I've shown in recent games that I'm capable of playing at this level."
Also in this evening's jam-packed edition of Jack Magazine, we bring you exclusive interviews with young attacker Modou Barrow, who discusses his journey to becoming the first ever Gambian footballer to play in the Premier League, and Leon Britton, who tells us why Garry Monk has brought an "extra edge" to the Swans' game this season.
Meanwhile, former England international cricketer Ashley Giles reflects on his support over the years for QPR and gives us his verdict on tonight's match, while former defender Gary Chivers features in our regular feature 'A Foot in Both Camps'.
And if that wasn't enough to take you right up until kick-off, Wayne Routledge reveals who would make his fantasy line-up in 'My Dream XI', young Swans striker Owain Jones discusses his developments with Swans Under-18s and we bring you some memorable moments between this evening's two teams in 'Names & Games'.
Tonight's Jack Magazine will be available for just £3 on matchday from around the Liberty Stadium, the Club Shop and online.
It will also be available in Slee Stores in Plasmari, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan. Don't miss out.