According to The Swansea City website, The Swans’ defender Mike van der Hoorn is welcoming the opportunity to hand the captain’s armband back to Leroy Fer.
Fer is on the comeback trail from a serious injury after rupturing his achilles, and is slowly being introduced back to action.
But van der Hoorn, who has been the stand in captain in his compatriot’s absence, is relishing teaming up with Fer for the rest of the season. It was originally manager Graham Potter’s plan to have the Dutch duo in a captain and vice-captain role, with Fer wearing the armband.
Van der Hoorn says that the fact that both players speak the same language helps them in their decision making and captaincy on the pitch. However, this has not been something that they have been able to exploit too much this season.
This is just another reason why Potter has had a tough few months at the helm in south Wales. His team has been ravaged by injury, with this being a glaring example. However, with Fer nearing his return, it is a sign that Potter’s plan can start falling into place. This bodes well for Swansea fans, as it looks as though the club have been through the toughest period of their season.
The Swans currently sit in eighth place in the Championship, only six points behind leaders Sheffield United, and only two points behind sixth place Derby. With their leader and talisman Fer soon to be 100% fit, this is only promising for the club.