Todd : "I’m ready!!!"

Thursday, 6 December 2001, 0:01
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And Todd is determined to use his FA Cup debut to regain his place in the first team on merit.

“There’s a lot of competition in defence now, so it will be an opportunity to get back in the team and, if I perform well enough, to keep my place,” said Todd, who played in the 3-1 win at Moss Rose on the opening day of the season.

“We’ve got a big squad now with plenty of competition so whoever comes into the team doesn’t want to give up their shirt.”

Since making his debut at the back-end of last season and commanding a regular place this year, Todd has slipped down the pecking order behind Jason Smith, Matthew Bound, Kris O’Leary and recent signing Neil Sharp.

But with O’Leary suspended, Sharp cup-tied and Smith missing the trip with an ankle injury, Todd is set to play alongside Bound and possibly skipper Nick Cusack in a makeshift back-three.

And having kicked his heels for all but 11 minutes since the 3-0 drubbing at Luton back in October, he is raring to go.

“I’ve had a good break but I’ve trained hard and my strength and stamina levels are improving,” he added.

“Now I need a good run in the side again to get back into the swing of things. I’ve never played in the FA Cup so I’m looking forward to it if I get the chance.

“It’s a big game for the club. If we win we’re in the third round and looking to get a draw against one of the big sides. There would be a huge financial benefit for the club which would be great.”

Striker Mamady Sidibe is also expected to play at Macclesfield despite strong speculation that he is about to leave Swansea.

Barnsley still looks his most likely destination, while Richie Appleby could finally tie up a move to Kidderminster today.

 

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
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