Matt Grimes enthuses about unbelievable talent in Swansea squad

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The midfielder is sure that they can return to winning ways in the midst of a poor run of form.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes has enthused about the quality available to boss Garry Monk.

The young midfielder is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League so far this term, but has featured twice, scoring in a Capital One Cup game earlier in the campaign.

He faces stiff competition to get into the Swans midfield, though, as he competes with Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung-Yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork for a midfield role.

All of those are talented and stiff competition for the 20-year-old, and he says their competition is helping him to develop him into a stronger player.

“I have always wanted to push myself, and now I’m at a level where I’m competing and in the manager’s mind when it comes to selection for the forthcoming game,” he told

“I’m competing with the likes of Jonjo, Jack, Leon, Ki and Gylfi for positions, and they have unbelievable talent. When you’re pushing for places with quality like that then it can only raise my own levels. I can take lots of positives from it.”

The Welsh side are struggling at present, as they are stuck on a run of five games without a victory, with a frustrating loss to Stoke City last timeout continuing a poor run for their side.

They take on Aston Villa this weekend, with Tim Sherwood’s side also struggling to find their form as they sit inside the bottom three, with the pressure firmly upon their manager.

Grimes is hoping to be part of the squad for this weekend’s game, and despite their struggles, Grimes is sure the side will soon experience an upturn in fortunes.

“Despite having a few bad results and performances, it’s only a matter of time before our results change,” he added.

“We know the quality we have in this squad - it’s only a temporary blip that we are going through. We will get through this and show everyone what we can do.”

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