Date:Saturday May 23 2009
New signing Stephen Dobbie has set himself a 20-goal target next season in the Championship.
The 26 year-old has met that target in the last 2 seasons in the Scottish First Division with Queen of the South, and he's now looking to continue that form with the Swans.
After completing his move yesterday, Dobbie told Wales Online:
"I scored quite a few last season and I will be looking to continue that here.
"I normally set myself a target of 20 goals. Any striker will tell you if they get that they will be happy.
"The standard of the Championship is obviously much higher. But hopefully working under Roberto and with better players will bring me on.
"The manager has said he thinks I can play anywhere across the frontline whether it`s on my own, behind the striker or out wide. That suits me and, as long as I`m playing, I don`t care."
Dobbie will be re-united again with former team-mate Jason Scotland, who played together briefly at St Johnstone a few years ago. He believes the two of them could develop a fantastic strike partnership next season. Although Martinez regularly uses the 4-5-1 formation, he said recently that he could play the pair together.
"We only played four or five games together at St Johnstone.
"But he is a fantastic player and I`m looking forward to working with him again.
"We trained a lot together and we know each others` games from our time together in Scotland. Hopefully, we will do better this time.
"I look at the success he has had here and hopefully I can do the same.
"He has done really well, scored more than 50 goals in two seasons and now has Premiership clubs looking at him.
"We could definitely form a potent partnership together. But I need to play first and foremost."
Dobbie also admitted that Roberto Martinez had a big say in his decision to move down South, and he has been impressed with the club and the city so far:
"I came down saw the city and the way the manager spoke about his ambitions for the club really attracted me to it,"
"It wasn`t a difficult decision for me to move down here and I can`t wait to get started.
"As soon as I walked into the stadium and spoke to the manager, that was my mind made up. It`s been a long wait to get the medical out of the way and sign, but I`m glad it has happened now.
"I was really impressed with what Roberto had to say.
"It was encouraging to hear how he thought I would fit in and I`m looking forward to working with him."
Date:Saturday May 23 2009
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