Three-year deal for keeper Cornell
SWANSEA City goalkeeper David Cornell has signed a new three-year contract at the Liberty.
The promising 21-year-old was in the final year of his previous deal but has now recommitted to his home city club.
"I'm very happy to have signed a new contract," said Cornell, who made his sole Swans appearance in a League Cup clash with Scunthorpe in 2009.
"It gives me stability as I have the next three years to continue progressing here. It's also reassuring knowing that the club see something in me and believe that I can grow as a goalkeeper.
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"But the hard work starts now for me. I want to become a bigger part of the manager's plans and I have to keep improving every day in order to do that."
Cornell impressed during a loan spell with Hereford last season, clocking up 28 appearances for the then League Two club.
And Cornell, who hails from Waunarlwydd, is looking forward to continuing his development in SA1.
He felt his spell at Hereford played a big part in earning his new deal, but the Wales Under-21 man is now back in SA1 as third choice behind Michel Vorm and Gerhard Tremmel.
"I gained a lot of experience at Hereford last season," he added. "It was very disappointing to be relegated, but on a personal note I took a lot from it.
"League Two is a tough, physical league and I had my fair share of hard knocks and big challenges.
"But that's all part of the development of a keeper — experiencing all aspects of the game. I don't know if I'll be going out on loan somewhere this season — it is an option — but I am enjoying training every day here.
"Not only do I listen to the advice from (goalkeeping coach) Adrian Tucker, Michel and Gerhard, I also watch them in training very closely. I've learned a lot from doing that."
Cornell was in action for Swansea's under-21 side as they lost 2-0 to Bristol City on Monday night.
New recruit Dwight Tiendalli was also part of Kristian O'Leary's team, and the Dutchman's weak pass teed up the Robins' second goal of the night. Jazz Richards and Jamie Proctor also featured for Swansea.