Yan Dhanda | I've worked hard to get in the team, I want to make sure I stay there
Yan Dhanda has revealed the extra work he has been putting in to try and break into the Swansea City side, and wants to make sure he stays there.
The midfielder made his first two Championship appearances of the season against Stoke and Blackburn last week, and performed strongly in both games.
Dhanda set up Andre Ayew for Swansea’s second against Rovers, and was praised by head coach Steve Cooper for making the most of his opportunity.
And the former Liverpool man is determined to kick on.
"It's been frustrating not playing because that’s what everyone wants to do,” he said.
“But I was working hard behind the scenes and doing extra sessions to make sure I was ready. I always believe in myself and know what I can bring.
“I feel like I've played well in the past two games. Hopefully, I can keep that going now and keep getting games.”
Next up for Dhanda and the Swans is a first trip to the new Brentford Community Stadium as the Swans take on the side they faced in last season’s play-off semi-final.
In the end it was the Bees who advanced to a Wembley final, but Dhanda says the Swans are heading to west London full of confidence after going four games unbeaten, winning their last two without conceding a goal.
"I think the changing room is buzzing. Everyone's confidence is high,” added Dhanda.
“To win two games on the bounce at home and keep clean sheets is big. Going to Brentford, we're confident and hopefully we can get another three points.”