Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez Will Not Risk Unfit Scotland

Martinez Will Not Risk Unfit Scotland

Roberto Martinez is pleased with Jason Scotland's recovery but will not risk playing the Trinidad and Tobago international if he is not 100% fit.

Scotland is in a race against time to be fully fit come Saturday afternoon when Swansea City will play their first game back in the second tier of British football in 24 years against Charlton Athletic at the Valley. Rectifying a outstanding muscle strain the striker went under the knife in Germany last month and was always in a race to be fit in time for the new season according to Richie Evans the clubs physio.

Scotland has featured in two pre-season friendlies within the last week. Appearing as a substitute late in the second half against West Brom and last night in the 1-0 win over ADO Den Haag, the Morvant born striker has given himself every opportunity to make Roberto Martinez's squad come Saturday. However with Guillem Bauza on fine form, Scotland could find himself relegated to the bench. However the injury to Gorka Pintado could force Martinez to press the striker into action early but has reveled that he will asses the clubs top goal scorer last term more closer to the match.

Martinez Told The SWEP:

"We need players to be 100 per cent and we won't take any risks. We are delighted with Jason's progress. Nobody expected him to play an hour against Den Haag and we are happy that he came through it well. But it's early days to say whether he will start at Charlton. He has got a chance to be involved but you could see against Den Haag that he wasn't ready for 90 minutes. We will assess him over the next two or three days to see exactly how he is and then a make decision for the weekend."


All spaces on official couches for the Charlton game have been taken there are no spaces left..




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Wednesday August 6 2008
Time: 9:25AM

Comments

0
We shouldn't even take a slight risk. We have Bauza and Brandy.
breconjack
06/08/2008 12:38:00
0
definitely a non starter, bench at best for jason on saturday unfortunately.
GThomas
06/08/2008 22:49:00
0
As good as it is to have another option I have to say it would be pointless to risk losing him again because we rushed him back. Ease him in slowly, hopefully Gorka wont be out for too long!
jack hammers
06/08/2008 22:52:00
0
Good. Why play an unfit player
welshboy78
07/08/2008 23:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

EFL 3rd Round Draw: Manchester City (h)

Swansea City will host Manchester City in the EFL Cup 3rd round

Guidolin Says He Won't Risk Borja at Leicester

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin says he won't risk Borja Baston at Leicester City on Saturday

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be at Leicester City?
Suggested By:
Leicester win27%
Draw19%
Swansea win54%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
2 Man Utd 2 2 0 0 6 4
3 Hull City 2 2 0 0 6 3
4 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 6 2
5 Everton 2 1 1 0 4 1
6 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
7 Spurs 2 1 1 0 4 1
8 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 1
9 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
10 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
11 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3 -1
12 Swansea 2 1 0 1 3 -1
13 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 1 -1
14 Watford 2 0 1 1 1 -1
15 Leicester City 2 0 1 1 1 -1
16 Southampton 2 0 1 1 1 -2
17 Stoke 2 0 1 1 1 -3
18 Sunderland 2 0 0 2 0 -2
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 -2
20 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan21
2.Phil W8
3.Dennis Downing5
4.GThomas5
5.KevinE2
6.Woody1
7.bigboy1
8.Vital Swansea City1
9.John Jubal Murphy1