Date:Friday July 10 2009
Jason Scotland says he hopes the fans understand his decision to leave Swansea City and join Wigan Athletic.
The 30 year-old told the Official site that it's been his dream to play in the Premiership and he was thankful to the Swans for giving him the opportunity to make those dreams a reality.
Scotland, our top goalscorer in the last seasons two seasons received a mixed response from the fans during his spell here. Some fans respected him for his consistent goalscoring while others were often frustrated with his style of play.
Whatever way you look at it, you can't deny that Scotland has been superb for the Swans, and has helped us significantly in our rise through the Football League since he joined in 2007. As well as that, he'll provide us with extra funds to strengthen the squad in preparation for the new Championship campaign.
Will he make the step up? Who knows and I'm certain there'll be a difference of opinion amongst the fans on that one. You can read what the fans think in the Message Forum here
Scotland told the Official site:
'It has always been my dream to play in the Premiership and I had to take my chance before it was too late.
'I've had a great two years at Swansea and I would like to thank the club for the opportunity they gave me.
'I think I've repaid them with a lot of goals; an achievement I am very proud of.
'I'm also very proud of that fact that I've helped Swansea City progress as a football club.
'It was always going to be a tough job for me to follow in the footsteps of someone like Lee Trundle, who was a remarkable talent for Swansea. But I think in the end the majority of the fans had a lot of love for me.
'I had a lot of love for them as well and I would like to thank those fans for their support. I was never going to please them all, but that's football for you.
'I've loved my time in Swansea and it will be hard to leave, but to play in the Premiership is a dream for me and the majority of professional footballers,'
The main question now on the lips of Swansea City fans is who will we turn to for our main source of goals. Jordi Gomez has also left but we have Stephen Dobbie who joined us this Summer. He was scoring for fun for Queen of the South and we'll all be hoping he can continue that fun in the Championship next year. Gorka Pintado is another player we're still waiting to see the full potential of.
|"The Swans Supporters and the Board have become apathetic, if the whole team goes you won't hear a whimper. Scotland has gone with hardly a protest. They are all emotionally drained after the events of the last few weeks, so Martinez take your pick, you are big mate's with the chairman, who will give you whatever player you want"|
Date:Friday July 10 2009
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