The energetic Cork joined the Swans on January 30th this year in a three-and-a-half year deal rumoured to be in the region of £3 million – if The Guardian newspaper is to be believed.
In fairness, the former Saints player and son of former Swans manager Alan Cork, has impressed during his 15 games for the Swans thus far and on the basis of this form, would have been an outside bet for the Swans Player of the Season (if he’d have been signed back in August that is).
Despite his Dad being sacked when Swansea manager, Cork Jnr recalled in an interview with the South Wales Evening Post how his Dad had fond memories of his time in the area, particulary the beaches. No doubt, this has helped Cork and his young family settle in the area sooner rather than later.
With Jack Cork having already been capped at international level for England at U16-U21 level and Great Britain, then its quite possible – given his form last season – that a full international call-up may not be that far away if he can maintain his starting position and form in the Swans midfield.
He scored his first goal for the Swans in the 3–2 away win at Newcastle United and I’ve little doubt that he’ll add to that tally in the 2015-2016 Premier League season – remember you heard it here first!
Have a great birthday Jack from everyone at SCFC2.