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Martinez: Focus Cost Swans

Swansea City's unbeaten run of 18 games ended with a shock 2-1 loss to Millwall yesterday. Kenny Jackett's return to the Liberty Stadium was earmarked as one of most intriguing tactical battles that would pit Roberto Martinez against the man who released him from the club just over 6 months before taking charge at the South Wales club.

Swansea could not have gotten off to the worst of starts as Lewis Grabbam's 20th second goal shook the league leaders to the very core. Mounting a comeback Roberto Martinez's side surged forward and were unlucky not to equalise when Dutchman Ferrie Bodde fired a shot in from distance which went just wide of Rhys Evans's goal.

Jay Simpson took full advantage of a defensive mistake by Captain Alan Tate when the defender headed the ball straight towards Dorus De Vries, Simpson took full advantage. In front of the 142 travelling Lions fans slotted the ball bast the Dutch shot stopper.

Jason Scotland gave the home side hope of a comeback from the penalty spot when substitute Fabien Brandy was clattered to the floor by Ali Fuseini. Scotland stepped up and made no mistake to bring the South Wales side back into the game.
It would be in vain as the London club held on for a crucial win to see them put some distance between themselves and the looming relegation places.

Roberto Martinez was under no illusions that his squad lost focus and let the circumstances of the return of former manager Kenny Jackett dictate events.

He Told The SWEP:

"'Probably we lost a bit of focus because of the circumstances surrounding the game."

'I feared that beforehand because of the club record and the old manager coming back.'



Tranmere Rovers are the next visitors to the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday evening as Swansea City look to go 14 points clear at the top of the leauge one pile.






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Date:Saturday March 8 2008

Time: 12:42AM

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The fact Jackett coming back made the lose focus is *********, lack of strength in the squad is the problem, there is no one fight for his place at the moment
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