Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has heaped praise on Wayne Routledge for his early-season form.
The former Crystal Palace, QPR and Newcastle United winger has grasped his chance at the Liberty Stadium to be one of the Swans’ key players so far this campaign and Laudrup is proud that he is now playing consistent football.
"When I came here I did not know a lot about Wayne, but when I talk to people, they say he is doing great,” Laudrup said.
"We give him the confidence and I think that is important for every player, he knows even if he is not playing that well he will not lose his position in the squad, because he will always be part of the three wingers we have.
"For a player like Wayne, who has not been a regular starter for a long time, I think it is even more important.
"I heard when I arrived that he had played 100 games and scored one goal and he has already doubled that this season."