Wayne Routledge | We want to build something special
It is early days yet, but Wayne Routledge feels the foundations for future success are being laid at Swansea City.
Of the current squad, only Nathan Dyer has had a longer stint with the Swans than 34-year-old Routledge.
Having played for the club in the Premier League, while also tasting League Cup glory and European football, he knows better than most what is required to be successful at the top level.
The winger has been impressed by the work of head coach Steve Cooper and his staff and, with the Swans currently fourth in the Championship table, he is optimistic about the future, although he knows they are still a work in progress.
“Nobody’s perfect, we have to remember that we are starting and we are trying to build something,” said Routledge.
“There are going to be ups and downs along the way, the main thing is that everybody sticks together and that includes the city as a whole as well as the players and staff.
“It’s not always going to be pretty but we always have the right intentions. Sometimes we don’t play as well and things don’t click.
“But we are doing things the right way and putting the building blocks in place to create something special again.
“These things do not happen overnight, they never do, but I think there is a lot to be positive about moving forward. The general trend is going the right way, I feel.”