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Swansea boss Russell Martin raves over loanee from Wolves Luke Cundle

Swansea City manager Russell Martin has praised Luke Cundle, after the midfielder scored his first goal for the club recently.

The youngster was actually named on the bench against Hull City, but came on in the first-half to replace the injured Joe Allen.

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And Cundle quickly set about having an impact on the game.

The 20-year-old was really tidy in possession, and was described as being brave on the ball.

He capitalised on some terrible defending from Hull to score, and he has come in for plenty of plaudits on social media in the aftermath of the game in which he was named Man of the Match.

The fans are already starting to realise what a bright young prospect they have on their hands.

And Martin has also spoken very highly of Cundle.

He said (via Swansea official): “Luke showed real energy and determination. You could sense his eagerness and his desire to show people how good he is.

“That was one of the reasons he scored the goal, that willingness to work.

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“He is still getting used to what we do because it is different for the young lads who have come in; it’s the same for Fin (Stevens) and Armstrong (Oko-Flex).

“Luke has been around the Premier League but has not played a huge number of games, and he has had to be patient.

“He showed he is a player to be excited about, he is technically gifted, and intelligent. We are grateful that we have good relationships with the people at Wolves, myself and Josh (Marsh, head of football operations) and that they agreed to send him here because of how we play.”

Luke Cundle in line for lots of game time at Swansea following Russell Martin comments

Clearly Martin is already very impressed with Cundle.

His appearance against Hull was only his second for the club, and he’s already a popular figure at the Liberty Stadium.

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He stands to get plenty of minutes this season, which is exactly what Wolves officials want.

He’s on the fringes at Molineux and has already dipped his toe in the Premier League. This loan spell could really be the making of him.