Date:Thursday November 20 2008
Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez is hoping that Jason Scotland is fit and ready for Friday night's home game against Birmingham after serving international duty this week.
The Spaniard also said that with the striker's recent form, it's important that he's fit and available to start against Birmingham.
It's a tall order for him to play another 90 minutes though, haven't featured in a friendly match 1am this morning in the Caribbean. That was followed by a long flight home and a 4-hour timezone difference, and is then expected to turn up for a training at 6.30pm this evening.
He's hardly going to be excellent condition after that, but Martinez says they will do everything possible to get him fit to start:
|'We will do everything we can to get Jason on the pitch,'|
'But he needs to be 100%.
'The last thing we want is to have people on the pitch that aren't 100%. We can't afford to do that because it wouldn't be good enough against a team like Birmingham.
'But, with the form Jason is in right now, it's important he plays as many minutes as possible right now. That's something we have to assess and just hope he makes it.'
'Jason always wants to play. He is one of those people that gives you the impression he doesn't always care, but is really a natural winner that wants to be involved in every single game.
'That's a great attribute to have. He never misses training or games after internationals which shows you how fit he is and also that he takes his responsibility at this club very seriously.'
'Jason is in great form and it's important he is ready for us,'
'When he gets back we will assess him, see how he is and hopefully let him enjoy his football like he has been in recent weeks.
'His performance at Norwich last week was very special. And, when Jason is in that sort of mood, it makes the difference at this level.'
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Date:Thursday November 20 2008
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