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Pardew Not Looking Forward To Swansea Test

Charlton Athletic boss Alan Pardew is predicting a tough opening fixture to the new season on Saturday against Swansea City.

In the last week Pardew has lost the services of a vital player in his armory as he saw defender Madjid Bougherra leave the Valley to join Rangers for 2.5 million . Other departures include Marcus Bent, Ben Thatcher and Chris Iwelumo. The former West Ham manager also has reveled that he is not looking forward to facing Roberto Martinez's side and believes the Liberty Stadium club are more than capable of replicating Bristol City's surge to a whisker of the Premier League.

Swansea on the other hand will be flying high after the comprehensive title wining season last term. However there are a few injury concerns with Gorka Pintado and Angel Rangel both sidelined for the clubs first game in the second tier in 24 years. Jason Scotland however got 10 minutes under his belt in the 0-0 draw against West Brom this afternoon.

Pardew Told The Sun:

"Swansea are just up from League One. We play them the first game of the season and I am not looking forward to it. They could easily produce a season like Bristol City did last year. Nottingham Forest are up, too, and who would discount them? The Championship is settling down with more expansive football, where players have more time on the ball. Every week you look out for the four or five shocks that can easily happen. In the Premier League you may get one."


Swansea City will face Dutch side Ado Den Hagg in the last of the pre season friendlies on Tuesday evening.




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Date:Saturday August 2 2008

Time: 5:35PM

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and he shouldn't, it wont be an easy game for either side and it could well be a draw
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02/08/2008 17:55:00

We are more then capable of holding our own, no matter what Tosh and Hartson seem to think! I will be happy with mid-table but if we can push for the play-offs then why not?
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