As you know, Jordon Garrick has today signed for the Imps on a season-long loan deal.
The 24-year-old played much of last season at Plymouth Argyle as a striker, but he is also a right-sided winger, which fills a hole we have in our squad. With one year left on his contract it seems his Swansea City time is coming to an end, although it has been suggested the Swans have a year option in his current deal, just in case he does do well.
Garrick has appeared in the Championship for Swansea, as well as playing for Swindon (against the Imps) in 2020/21. He scored against us in the opening minutes of our 2-2 draw with them back in February 2021, striking a nice half-volley past Alex Palmer whilst standing in acres of space. Last season, the attacker scored a brace for Plymouth as they beat Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup, got the opener as they knocked out Rochdale, and started their two big ties; a 1-0 win at Birmingham and a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea. It was widely believed he’d be a part of the Swansea set-up this season after impressing in League One, but that’s not the case.
It’s fair to say Swansea fans are not entirely happy about it either. They’re without a win in two matches, having been soundly beaten by Blackburn 3-0 at home this weekend, and their fans feel they need some attacking players, not least on the right-hand side of the field. That’s exactly where the former rugby league player is expected to feature for us, and it appears a couple of their supporters think they should have kept Garrick rather than let him move to City.
Hopefully, judging by some of their reaction, their loss is our gain. Here’s some of their feedback from Twitter.
Good luck @Jordygarr1🦢
— SCFC_Dan🏴 (@DarlingSZN) August 11, 2022
There’s an option to extend his deal for 2024 but knowing our club they will get rid of Garrick.
— Ace Humphreys 🏴 (@homerboss10) August 11, 2022
Unbelievable, desperate for someone with pace in our side and he done well last season
— Jack Davies 🦢 (@Jackdavies0420) August 11, 2022
Aye, pacy and good 1v1 but lacking in a bit of end product. Very good player in league one
— thomas 🦢 (@scfcthomas) August 11, 2022
Can he play RWB? Oh wait, yes he can 🙄🤦♂️
— Mark Twain (@mtwainet) August 11, 2022
But really we could do with a player just like him 😩🥲
— AMY 🦢 #HerGameToo (@amyclement94) August 11, 2022
He's definitely good enough for league one.
Good luck @Jordygarr1 👍
— Darren1908 (@AlcalasNoseband) August 11, 2022
Not sure what RM is smoking to let this guy go when we need a pacey attack minded right sided player
— Rango (@Kadswan) August 11, 2022
Pathetic! Jordan's a great player who we can actually use and we are sending him back on loan 🤦🏻♂️
— Jason M (@JasonM53854933) August 11, 2022
madness that he hasn't been given any opportunity under martin
— Josh Jenkins (@josh_j1994) August 11, 2022