UK time is: 01:23:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Allen Determined To Show His Worth

As learning curves go Swansea City's Joe Allen has faced more than some over his short career to date.

Allen sounded his rival on the first team stage a few seasons back but has failed to secure a starting place in Roberto Martinez's new revolution, having to be content with bit part's in the Carling Cup or Johnstones Paint Trophy.It is through his time with Brian Flynn's Welsh U-21 side that could provide the youngster the much needed boost to shine and put himself in the frame for a starting spot in Martinez's match day squad.

Increased competition for places in the heart of the Swansea midfield has made the18 year old's task that little bit more difficult. With the likes of Darren Pratley , Ferrie Bodde, Leon Britton and Jordi Gomez all ahead of him it would take something remarkable to overhaul the quartet. However the midfielder has remained focused and has admitted he still has a lot to learn.

Allen told The SWEP:

Allen On Welsh U-21 success:

It shows that we have a lot of good players and I think we are capable of outplaying anyone at the moment.Of course, everyone is paying a lot of attention to the draw, but we don't fear anyone.

England would be a big game as they are our closest rivals, but it's all about getting through the play-offs no matter who we play.There is a lot of pressure on us, more so because it has been so long since Wales qualified for a major football tournament.Brian has played it down to a certain extent because he doesn't want to put too much pressure on us. Saying that, we should have a lot of confidence because we beat some very good sides to be in the position we are in.'

Allen On lack of appearances this season:

'When you look at the players we have in midfield, sometimes you have to sit back and appreciate what is in front of you.. I know I'm still very young and I have a lot to learn, so I am just taking in as much as possible.I realise that if you keep working hard and impress the manager then you'll get a chance."


Allen will have the chance to impress Roberto Martinez next Wednesday when he faces Bristol City in the reserves..






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

The Journalist

Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 12 2008

Time: 9:23AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
i cant see him having a future with the swans but i hope i'm wrong.
GThomas
Report Abuse
14/09/2008 12:51:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. eye_nose_hat 3
2. Phil W 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Liverpool 35 18 7 10 11 61
6. Spurs 35 17 7 11 5 58
7. Southampton 35 17 6 12 20 57
8. Swansea 35 15 8 12 -1 53
9. West Ham 35 12 11 12 1 47
10. Stoke 35 13 8 14 -5 47
11. Everton 35 11 11 13 0 44

Breaking League News

Stoke lose to 8th place battle to Swansea
» Stoke : 05/05/2015 22:55:00
Match Analysis: Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City
» Swansea : 05/05/2015 21:31:00
Reports Claim Mitrovic Fee Agreed
» Newcastle : 05/05/2015 19:07:00
McClaren Rejection
» Newcastle : 05/05/2015 18:52:01
Copa America Call For Fernandinho
» Man City : 05/05/2015 18:24:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your Man of the Match vs Stoke
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 3%
Rangel 3%
Williams 0%
Fernandez 15%
Taylor 0%
Cork 0%
Shelvey 69%
Dyer 0%
Montero 7%
Sigurdsson 3%
Oliveira 0%
Emnes 0%