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Spurs star Sigurdsson eyes return to Swansea

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:13 28 March 2013

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson

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Gylfi Sigurdsson has been impressed by Swansea’s progress since he left the club in the summer – and he is expecting a tough test on his return to Wales this weekend.

Sigurdsson spent the second half of last season on loan at the Liberty Stadium, making 19 appearances and scoring seven times under Brendan Rodgers.

“It’s a fantastic team and they’ve shown that this season, and last season as well,” he said. “They’re a good footballing team and it will be a tough game. Most of the games in the Premier League are tough anyway but it will be a different kind of game because they pass the ball and want to keep it.”

The Welsh outfit impressed in their debut Premier League campaign, finishing 10th with a stylish brand of football – and they consequently lost some of their key men to bigger clubs.

Rodgers and Joe Allen went to Liverpool, Manchester City pounced for Scott Sinclair and Sigurdsson made the switch to Spurs, who also took Steven Caulker back after his loan spell.

Despite those losses, Swansea continue to go from strength to strength under their new boss Michael Laudrup, who delivered the first major trophy in the club’s 101-year history in February as they lifted the Capital One Cup.

Now Sigurdsson is preparing for a reunion with his former team-mates as Spurs travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday – and he likes what he has seen from his old club.

“I wasn’t really close to signing for them [in the summer], because Brendan obviously left and that changed everything,” he said.

“I didn’t know who was going to come in and what would happen – but what happened was obviously a good thing for the club because they’ve won a cup this season and they’re doing well in the league, so they’ve pushed on from last season.

“It will be great to see the lads and go back there again because I enjoyed my time there. We need the three points and they do as well, so it will be a really hard game.

“I don’t know what kind of reception I’ll get, it’s down to the fans – but hopefully Steven and I will get a good one.”

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