Trundle hopes for Swans stay
On-loan Swansea striker Lee Trundle has revealed he wants to finish his career at the club.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 05/10/09 4:23pm
On-loan Swansea striker Lee Trundle has revealed he wants to finish his career at the club after netting a weekend winner.
Trundle came off the bench to score his second goal of the season in the Swans' 2-0 win over QPR on Saturday to secure Paulo Souza's outfit's third win of the campaign.
The 32-year-old loanee spent four years at the Liberty stadium before joining Bristol City in 2007, but the striker endured a forgettable spell at Ashton Gate under boss Gary Johnson and is now determined to earn a permanent move back to South Wales.
"Goals give you confidence and having not been involved too much at Bristol City it did hit my confidence," he admitted to the Swansea Evening Post.
"But it has given me a new lease of life being back at Swansea City - this is where I feel at home playing football.
"I've only started one game but I'm enjoying training, coming off the bench and more importantly playing in front of our fans.
"It was great to score in front of the fans - hopefully there will be more to come. This is the place where I want to be playing my football so I will try everything I can to make it more permanent.
"This is where I want to finish my playing days."
Trundle's weekend strike saw him become the first Swansea forward to find the net in the league this season, but the Liverpool-born marksman expects a huge battle to lead the line in Sousa's attack.
"As a striker, scoring is what you are judged on," said Trundle, who is battling with Stephen Dobbie, record signing Craig Beattie and Spaniard Gorka Pintado for the lone striker role.
"You are expected to score when you get a penalty like I did against Sheffield United, but to get one from open play is good for me.
"But there are four strikers here all challenging for one spot, and although it is good to get a goal, any one of the lads can step in and do the job.
"When I go to training every day I see a lot of quality finishers there. I've got to respect the manager's decision.
"It is not a case of me thinking I should be in the team because I've scored, I've no qualms about fighting for my place here."