Swansea's Pablo Hernandez ready to get back into a good run of form after injury

Pablo Hernandez: Determined to recover his confidence

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Swansea City star Pablo Hernandez says he is ready to make his mark again following an injury-plagued start to the season.

A thigh problem and other muscle complaints have limited the Spain international to just three Premier League games.

But the 28-year-old wideman came off the bench for only his second

appearance since the turn of September in the Europa League defeat against his former club Valencia on Thursday.

And he is now hopeful of making the starting line-up against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

"Before, when there were injuries, they were three weeks, or one month at the most. This has been the worst moment for me."

Pablo Hernandez on his injury hell

"It is the worst moment of my career," said Hernandez.

"Before, when there were injuries, they were three weeks, or one month at the most. This has been the worst moment for me.

"But I've worked hard and hopefully this is the last time I talk about it.

"It is important to come back but more important for me is staying calm so I can recover my confidence and get back into a good run of form.

"The manager (Michael Laudrup) has shown me good support to stay positive and it would be good to do well for him again.

"Now we have a special game against big players like (Jesus) Navas and (Alvaro) Negredo who I know from the national side, who have done very well in their first games even though it is not easy to change leagues."