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Meade: Best is yet to come

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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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