Swansea City midfielder Leroy Fer is targeting a return to Graham Potter’s starting XI this weekend as they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday, report the club’s official website.
The 28-year-old has appeared eight times for the Swans in the Championship this season but has only started once, in the 2-2 draw with Leeds United at the Liberty.
However, he was clear that he wants to be a regular under the new boss after an injury-hit and frustrating campaign so far.
“I am feeling good and I am feeling ready to start – hopefully, that might happen this weekend.”
“I recovered well from the Achilles injury and got back quickly, but then I think other parts of my body had to catch up a little bit. I think that’s why the groin injury came and I was out for a couple of weeks.”
Fer moved to the South Wales club in 2016 from Queens Park Rangers for £5million and has gone on to make 82 appearances but has scored just nine times.
Swansea have had a mixed return to Championship football and currently sit 11th in the table after 12 matches.
They currently have 17 points and remain just two points off of Sheffield Wednesday who currently occupy the final play-off spot.
With just one win in their last six and just one away victory all season, however, Potter will have his work cut out against a rejuvenated Aston Villa side under the fresh leadership of Dean Smith.
When he plays to his best, Leroy Fer is a Premier League quality midfielder.
Inconsistencies and injuries have hampered him over recent seasons but if Potter can get him firing again he will be a deadly weapon in the second tier.
So, whilst they will be patient with the former Feyenoord man, the Swans will be desperate to have him back out on the pitch this weekend.
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