Tremmel looking to extend Swansea stay

The Swans second choice goalkeeper is keen to sign a new deal at the Liberty Stadium despite finding opportunities in south Wales limited since his move in 2011
Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel has revealed his desire to remain at the Liberty Stadium despite a lack of first-team appearances.

The German joined the Swans in August 2011 following a short trial period with the Welsh side. However, the former Hannover and Hertha Berlin stopper has played second fiddle to Dutchman Michel Vorm for much of his time at the club, and has only been called upon four times since being brought to the club by former boss Brendan Rodgers.

The 33-year-old's opportunity may come this weekend, as an injury to Vorm has put him in line for a rare taste of Premier League action when Michael Laudrup's men visit Manchester City.

Tremmel - whose existing contract expires at the end of the campaign - has not played in the Premier League since Swansea's 2-0 defeat to Stoke last season, but is hoping that a strong performance against the champions will convince Laudrup to offer him a new deal.

He told reporters: "If both parties are happy then of course I'd like to stay.

"It's not just up to me, it's up to the club and the manager too. I'm sure we will have some talks in the near future.

"It's not my first contract, so I'm aware of the situation. I know that if I perform well in the next month then it will help me. It should help!"