Swansea's Angel Rangel ready for Premier League

Swansea City's Angel Rangel
Rangel joined the Swans from Terrassa in June 2007.

Defender Angel Rangel says he is ready for the Premier League and can achieve his dream with Swansea.

Swansea face Nottingham Forest in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg on Monday night following a 0-0 draw at the City Ground.

Rangel, tracked by a number of Premier League clubs, wants to concentrate on the game rather than his own future.

"The most important thing is being focused on what's going on now," said Rangel.

"I'm not even thinking about the future yet. I'm quite calm and just thinking of the play-offs.

"Swansea's been so good to me, I'm happy with that. I hope we can do it.

"If it doesn't happen we'll see but so far I haven't even spoken with anyone about contracts."

The 28-year old Rangel joined the Swans from Terrassa during Roberto Martinez's tenure in June 2007.

Since then he has made over 150 appearances for the Swans and has attracted the attention of Premier League clubs including Blackpool and West Ham United.

And Rangel has said the help of the three managers Swansea have had during his time at the club have made him the player that he is.

"I think with the different managers we've had I've been learning form every one from Roberto [Martinez], Paulo [Sousa] and now with Brendan [Rodgers]," he said.

"I'm very grateful to them because they have been very helpful and I think I am ready [for the Premier League]."

Swansea have confirmed they will appeal against Neil Taylor's red card at Nottingham Forest in the Championship play-off semi-final, first leg.

Taylor was sent off after two minutes for a lunge on Lewis McGugan and Rangel has revealed the young Wales defender has been affected by his dismissal at the City Ground.

"Obviously Neil has been devastated," added Rangel. "Since it happened he hasn't been himself.

"He's hoping that if the club has appealed we can win it and we can have him back."

Rangel insists Forest remain favourites before the second leg at the Liberty Stadium and that the pressure is on Billy Davies' side.

"I still think we are the underdogs," said Rangel.

"We will just have to play our game as we normally do especially at home scoring so many goals and not conceding many.

"We have nothing to lose. I think we have done fantastically well this season [and] we've got a great chance to make our dream come true."

Full commentary of Swansea City v Nottingham Forest is on BBC Radio Wales and on BBC Radio Five Live (1930-2200 BST). Highlights are on Match of the Day Wales on BBC One Wales (2340-0010 BST, repeated on demand on iPlayer)

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