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Rangel Hands Swans Fitness Boost

Rangel Hands Swans Fitness Boost

Spaniard Angel Rangel took his first steps onto the championship stage in the 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday and has declared he is fit and raring to go against Plymouth Argyle.

Sustaining a hernia problem at the tail end of last season , the right back had undergone an operation to cure the problem but had to sit out the whole of pre season. Rangel made his return to competitive action last week in the 2-0 win over Brentford in the first round of the Carling Cup. Replacing the injured Federico Bessone who sustained fractured ribs, the defender has a fight on for his place.

Last seasons forgotten man Matty Collins had vastly impressed in the reserves last term and this season the former Fulham man is a certain contender to Rangel's place. Whilst Alan Tate could get the nod over the Spaniard.Getting behind the team the Sant Carles de la RĂ pita born player has vowed to back his team mates even if he does not start.

Rangel Told The SWEP:

'It was great to be out there on Tuesday night against Brentford and also against Forest.I was a little disappointed to miss the Charlton game but I went there to support the players because we are a team and I want the club to do well. But I felt very good today. Obviously I have missed some pre-season games because of my operation, but I am happy with my fitness now.I feel ready to play in the next game against Plymouth.We have a big squad here and everyone can play in the Championship.There is very tough competition for the position I play.Matty Collins did well in Spain and Sweden and has started both league games.Alan Tate is also working very hard and is a good player, so I know what I have to do.I need to train hard all week and try to get my place back.Everyone wants to play but I will be ready if I am needed.Of course, I am disappointed if I don't start but I realise that we have a big squad.I have to wait for my chance and be patient.If I do not start at Plymouth then I will support my team-mates as much as I can.'

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Date:Monday August 18 2008
Time: 10:03AM


Collins is not as good as Rangel and will be no challenge to his position
18/08/2008 10:24:00
he certainly will be collins just needs time to adapt to first team football and he will be a huge candidate for the rb position.
18/08/2008 10:26:00
Its good to have him back. Lets hope he can stay fit now all season.
18/08/2008 10:26:00
He's a brilliant player. Although Collins is a good player I don't think he'll be a threat to Rangel.
18/08/2008 17:29:00
superb news, only bessone out is it now?
18/08/2008 22:41:00
Good to have Rangel back fully fit. I thought Collins had a good first half, and he will certainly be Rangel's replacement, if th latter gets injured/suspended.
18/08/2008 23:38:00
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