Taylor declares himself ready

November 15, 2011

The full-back has been nursing an ankle knock and was forced to withdraw from the Wales squad to face Norway. He picked up the problem in the Swans' last Premier League outing - a 0-0 draw with Liverpool. His ankle was left badly bruised following a clash with Andy Carroll, forcing him to miss out on the opportunity to represent his country. Taylor is, however, ready and raring to go once more and claims he will be in contention when United arrive at the Liberty Stadium this weekend - for a game that can be seen live on ESPN. "I will be fine for the weekend," he told the Swans' official website. "I was really disappointed missing out on playing against Norway - I hate missing games. "But the decision was made that I should rest my ankle and allow it to recover further. "The Wales game came a bit too early for me, which was a shame. I felt okay for a couple of days after the Liverpool game, but then the bruising came out and it was very sore. "But I have recovered and I'll be training on Tuesday in preparation for the Manchester United game on Saturday." Taylor is desperate to face the Red Devils, with the reigning Premier League champions offering the Swans another opportunity to judge the progress they have made since joining the top flight. "Manchester United are a massive, massive club - one of the best in Europe and most known around the world," added the 22-year-old defender. "They have a squad packed with huge talent and for them to be coming to the Liberty makes this a great occasion for us. It also marks the progress the club has made over the years. "I'm sure this is a game the supporters have really been looking forward to, but for us players it is about performing well and doing our best to get points - as we try to do in every game. "Of course, it's always good for you to test yourself against the best players possible, but we are concentrating on this just like every other match this season. "It will be a very tough game, but with our supporters behind us at the Liberty - where we have played so well this season - then you never know what may happen."