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Bauza Happy To Be Playing Again

Bauza Happy To Be Playing Again

Striker Guillem Bauza says he is happy to be playing again after being a spectator for most of the season.

In a 19-month spell at the club, the former Espanyol B player has started just 15 games in the League for us, scoring 9 goals. His cup stats are also impressive, scoring 5 goals in 5 FA Cup games.

With our 4-5-1 system here, it was always going to be difficult for a striker to make regular appearances for us, with Jason Scotland very much the favoured lone striker.

He started our first game in the Championship away at Charlton, but since then he had to wait nearly 7 months for his next first team appearance in the League.

With Joe Allen injured, Martinez drafted Bauza in as a midfielder, again against Charlton as we drew 1-1 at home with the bottom club.

Bauza is now hoping for the same as last season, when he enjoyed a late flurry of League goals, he told the Western Mail:

'Hopefully it will be the same as last year,'

'I always try to help the team however I can.

'I have been ready from the start of the season and just waiting for my chance.

'There's a big demand on the players at this time of the season and I am looking forward to taking my opportunity and scoring some goals.

'It's great to be back in the starting lineup and I always say I have to be ready whenever the team needs me.

'I think the team will need me at this stage of the season and I will be ready to help them.

'I am just happy to play football and I will do whatever is asked of me as well as I can.

'So for me there is no difference between playing up front on my own, being the second striker or working a bit harder in midfield.

'All three are enjoyable and I think I am doing well. I just need to keep showing the gaffer he can trust me in any of those positions.'


Bauza was involved in our opening goal at Forest on Saturday. Jordi Gomez lifted the ball beautifully over a defender to his fellow countryman, he flicked the ball over the keeper and Scotland was there to volley in from 3 yards.

Bauza now faces more competition for places as midfielders Joe Allen and Darren Pratley have returned from injury. So too has striker Gorka Pintado.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday March 9 2009
Time: 12:19PM

Comments

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he was rubbish vs charlton, got dispossessed easily but had a better game on sat by all accounts.
GThomas
09/03/2009 12:46:00
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he was rubbish vs charlton, got dispossessed easily but had a better game on sat by all accounts.
GThomas
09/03/2009 12:46:00
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he will need time to settle down though mate after being out for so long.
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 17:55:00
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he will need time to settle down though mate after being out for so long.
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 17:55:00
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