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Britton: We're Missing Our Midfielders

Britton: We're Missing Our Midfielders

Leon Britton says we're missing the likes of Darren Pratley and Ferrie Bodde in midfield after losing our second match of the season yesterday against Middlesbrough.

The Swans struggled in the middle third yesterday against a physical side as Southgate's team comfortably beat us 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Joe Allen suffered an injury during last Saturday's match at Leicester which affected our performance, and yesterday it proved that we can't cope without our star players.

Leon Britton performed well in his 300th appearance for the club but he was let down by a lack of support by his team-mates alongside him. Andrea Orlandi and Shaun MacDonald can't offer us enough ball-winning quality and strength in the centre and we are in desperate need for our 4 central midfielders to return.

Joe Allen, Ferrie Bodde and Darren Pratley are expected to return at around the same time, in around 3-4 weeks while Jordi Lopez should be available soon after suffering a dead leg on Tuesday.

Britton told BBC Sport:

'I think, to be fair, any team in this Championship would miss those two players,'

'We know the quality they bring to the team and the squad.'

'Obviously we'd love to have them back tomorrow if we could but they've both got their own injury situation, they've got to make sure they get that right,'

'We had some chances as well but their finishing was very good,'

'We always knew it was going to be a tough game, but we said before that if we play well and we keep our standards up then we can compete with these teams - but we didn't really do that.

'We had a few injuries before the game but... we have got quality in depth in the squad and when someone's out injured it's a chance for someone else to come in.

'Obviously the lads who have come in will be disappointed with the result but we've got to make sure we all keep our heads up and we all go again on Tuesday against Reading.

'Obviously we're low at the moment but we'll pick ourselves up... we've got to wipe our memory clean and go into Tuesday in high spirits and confident that we can get a win.'


Swansea City will be looking to put things right on Tuesday night when we host Reading at the Liberty Stadium.






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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday August 16 2009
Time: 2:39PM

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That is obvious Leon, we all can't wait til they are back, then everyone will see the real swansea city
GThomas
17/08/2009 00:27:00
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we are also missing the 20+ goals from Jason Scotland and the creative flair and 12 goals from Jordi Gomez.
welshboy78
17/08/2009 10:07:00
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