Trundle eyes permanent deal
Swansea City's on-loan striker Lee Trundle is hungry to earn a permanent return to the club.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 29/10/09 9:25pm
Swansea City's on-loan striker Lee Trundle is hungry to earn a permanent return to the club where he spent four wonderful years.
The 32-year-old left the Welsh club in 2007 to join Bristol City, but returned to the Swans last week on loan, making his comeback as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday.
He made over 150 appearances for the Swans during his first stint at the club and he told skysports.com that it feels good to be back home.
"All the fans that I have met since returning have been brilliant with me and to run back out on Saturday was a great feeling," he told skysports.com.
"I had a little chance before we got the last minute winner with a header that I put wide, but to snatch a late equaliser was the icing on the cake really and it was important not to lose going into the international break.
"We put a lot of pressure on them in the second-half, so I felt we deserved a share of the spoils.
"I'm 100 per cent focused on sealing a permanent return to Swansea and I have never ruled out returning here because it is a club that I love and that I spent my best years at.
"I am a confident player and hearing the fans sing my name before I had even kicked a ball on Saturday was great. I'm the type of player that likes to go out and entertain and hopefully I can do that again for these wonderful fans."
The Swans have gained promotion to the Championship since Trundle left for Ashton Gate and the Liverpool-born trickster believes the club has changed a lot since he made his last appearance for them in May 2007.
"Obviously, the club has changed quite a bit since I left because they are now an established Championship side and it is in a more financially stable position with the sales that they've made over the summer," he said.
"The club is still getting stronger and moving forward with a board that continue to back the manager's plans and ambitions to reach the Premier League.
"He has played football at the highest level, so he knows his stuff."