Swans starlet targets regular role

Swansea City

Connor Roberts hopes to establish himself as a first team regular for Swansea after making his senior debut against Wolves.

Roberts, 22, played the full 90 minutes in the FA Cup stalemate with the Championship leaders and the right-back now has his sights set on a Premier League bow.

“It would be incredible if I am given the chance to play on Saturday [at Newcastle],” Roberts told the club’s official website.

“Every boy dreams of playing in the Premier League.

“My first game for the Swans last weekend was a huge moment in my career and I was happy with my performance against Wolves.

“Hopefully I can now kick on and build on that in the coming weeks and achieve my next goal, which is to play in the Premier League.

“I feel I am in contention. I just have to wait and see if the gaffer chooses me. I know I am doing all I can in training and hopefully I can get on the pitch on Saturday.”

Roberts joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan deal over the summer but managed just one Championship appearance for the Riverside club before the deal was terminated.

The youngster is delighted to be back in South Wales and is eager to make his mark with Swansea.

He added: “I have grown up with Swansea and have been with the academy since I was a kid, so it means that little bit more to play for the team you have grown up supporting.”