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Martinez: Not Worried At Keeper Shortage

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez has remained unfazed by the lack of cover for shot-stopper Dorus De Vries and has insisted that he does have options should the Dutchman be unavailable.


There has been growing criticism over the lack of transfer activity in securing the services of a back up keeper to the club.Over the summer David Knight was released from the club after making only one appearance for the Liberty Stadium outfit in the first round of the FA Cup away to Billericay Town. Reports have suggested that Fulham's 22 year old keeper David Stockdale has emerged as a potential target for the Spaniard. Stockdale is currently Roy Hodgson's third choice over the experienced duo of Mark Schwarzer and Pascal Zuberbühler.

Martinez told The SWEP:

"If Dorus, for instance, was to feel sick overnight on Friday, we would have someone in line to join us on Saturday morning.You always need to have players in mind who could come in straightaway, whether it's from the youth set-up or on loan, and we have that for every position because you must always prepare for the worst.But we're not desperate to get a goalkeeper in at the moment because Dorus is such a reliable figure.We want to bring in a keeper because of the dynamics of the squad but we have to make sure he has the right personality.We hope we can do something soon, maybe just before this weekend or straight after it.'


Swansea Reserves lost 3-1 to Salisbury last night..






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Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 10 2008

Time: 9:25AM

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Sounds like we have a back up in place, but what happens if devries feels sick on a saturday lunch time, 2 hours before kick off?
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10/09/2008 15:40:00

he may not be worried, but we need a keeper now. playing against a neil warnock side with one keeper is dangerous, he may very well try and put serious physical pressure on dorus knowing we dont have any back up.
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13/09/2008 08:37:00

 

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