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Meade: Best is yet to come


16:08 14th November 2013

. . . young left back believes there is a lot more to come from him

Jernade Meade believes the best of him is yet to come as he looks to recapture the form that saw him win call-ups to the Arsenal first-team last season.

Since signing for Swansea City from the Gunners in the summer, the 21-year-old left back has featured regularly for Kristian O’Leary’s Under-21s.

And following a difficult start to the season, the young Swans have put together a string of encouraging performances that has seen them unbeaten in five games.

“From our first win, we have grown in confidence,” said Meade. “We've been having double sessions, and I think the team is starting get used to each other now.

“I believe we can still improve. We start games positively, but we sometimes slow down in the second-half.

“We need to make sure we are playing at 100% for the whole game.

“The team got off to a bad start to the season, but we are gradually getting better, and we will continue that improvement game-by-game.”

From a personal perspective, Meade is hoping that he can build on his promising display against Ipswich Town, last Monday afternoon, where the Swans drew 2-2 with the Blues at Stebonheath Park.

“I want to improve my game,” said Meade. “To be honest, I don't think I've had the best start to the season.

“The last game against Ipswich was the best game I've had so far, but I know I can play much better.

“I played twice for Arsenal's first-team - first in the League Cup in the 7-5 win against Reading and then second in the Champions League game against Olympiakos.

“It was a great experience for me, and I need to get back to that level because I know how much better I can be.

“The aim is to have those sort of experiences with the Swansea first-team.”

Meade and the U21s are next in action against Watford in the third-round of the Premier League Cup on November 26.

After beating Millwall 4-2 on penalties in the previous round, Meade hopes that they will be able to extend their cup run, insisting they need to go into the fixture full of belief.

He added: “Hopefully we can get a good result against Watford and progress to the next round of the tournament.

“I think we have a great chance because we have good players in our team.

“We just need to be confident when we get out on the pitch.”

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