League One Pro-Life
By Lee Trundle
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Latest instalment from Swansea City star Lee Trundle.
I must admit I am really feeling myself now after my injury. It does take quite a bit of time for you to get back into the swing of things.
The goals are starting to come back and I think I am getting back to what people would recognise as the old me.
I have managed two goals in the last two games and as a team we are really starting to get things going.
My match fitness is back up to the level where I want it to be and that is very pleasing - at that point you stop worrying about your injury problems and, for me anyway, the whole games just seems to come much easier.
Confidence is high and we know we have to keep it up, but last season I think is going to stand us in good stead. This time last year we were clear and had a lot of hype surrounding us, but now we are progressing well and people are not really focusing on us too much.
We had the FA Cup this week as well, and to come away from what looked a very tricky tie at Newport with a good victory - is a very positive thing for us. I think from the first whistle we were very impressive and fortunately I managed to get us off to a flying start with an early goal.
In the second half we didn't really get going but we had already done the hard work thankfully.
Obviously things at Newport were overshadowed by the fourth official being hit by the missile. It goes without saying that was a scandalous incident and one we do not want to see in football.
To be honest I think it was lucky that nobody else was injured, I was towards that area of the pitch and I could see the Swansea bench was also under somewhat of a barrage at that point. It was a shame as the atmosphere was brilliant between the two Welsh sides.
Lee, do you think that one day you and Swansea will be playing in The Premiership?
Well I do not need to tell anyone that is a long way off. But the hope is always there. Obviously if, as we hope, that we make it to The Championship next season then you never know. The likes of Wigan and Reading have gone up and done a superb job and nobody could deny that we could be as big as clubs like that. You look at what is in place already at Swansea and the basic set-up is very much in place at the club.
As a lifelong Swansea fan I still very much miss The Vetch. Do you feel football is losing some of its character by the loss of such great old venues?
The Vetch was undoubtedly a fabulous venue and I used to love playing my football there, but I think you have to move on in football. That is what we have done by moving to The Liberty Stadium and to be honest I think it makes us feel a lot more professional, The Vetch was full of character as many of the old grounds where - but we want the game to be family friendly and for people to enjoy and that means better facilities - so I think you have to move on.
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