Curtis Obeng: Swansea defender hoping for extended Newport spell

Curtis Obeng
Curtis Obeng has also spent loan spells at Fleetwood Town, York City and Stevenage Borough

Newport County defender Curtis Obeng hopes his one-month loan from Swansea City will be extended.

The 25-year-old made his Exiles debut in Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Accrington Stanley in League Two.

Obeng has yet to make a first team appearance for the Swans since joining from Wrexham in January 2012.

"We'll see where we are in a month's time and see what the manager wants to do," Obeng said.

"I just want to play. That's always the goal - to play football in a good team like this one in a competitive league."

Obeng signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Swansea after his performances for Wrexham impressed then Liberty Stadium manager Brendan Rodgers.

But the former England under-19 defender's opportunities at the Premier League club have been limited

The Manchester City academy graduate has spent loan spells at Fleetwood Town, York City and Stevenage Borough and is eager to do well with Newport.

"When you're not playing regular first team football you can train as much as you want and you can do as much gym work as you want," Obeng added.

"But nothing compares to a matchday on a Saturday afternoon.

"I got in quite late and have not actually had the chance to train yet. I've kind of been thrown a little bit in at the deep end but I liked it.

"I've got another hard week coming up and I'll work hard. But I've got a lot more to offer."

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