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Cotterill: Swans Move Has Helped My Wales Career

David Cotterill says joining Swansea City could well boost his international career with Wales.

The winger joined the club at the end of last year from fellow Championship side Sheffield United, and already he has made a big impact at the Liberty Stadium.

The youngster told the Evening Post that a lack of games at Bramall Lane wasn't helping his international career, but his switch to Swansea and regular first team football could attract Wales boss John Toshack.

'I've been doing well in recent games for Swansea and, if I can continue that, I hope to get a sniff of a chance with Wales,'

'The gaffer (Sousa) has given me a lot of confidence and I like the way we play at Swansea.

'Playing here has helped me push for a cause for a place in the Wales team. I was starting to be left in the cold at Sheffield United I was on the bench quite a lot near the end and it wasn't good for me at club level or national level.

'I understand that if you are not playing regularly for your club then you won't be in the frame for selection at national level.

'So Swansea helped me put myself back in the window for Tosh, and it seems to have worked so far.'


Cotterill has been called up to the Wales squad to face Sweden in tonight's friendly at the Liberty Stadium (7:45pm).

He added:

'I'm glad to be part of the Wales squad, but I really want to be part of the starting XI,'

'I have 15 caps, but I want to win a lot more.

'Simon Davies is back and he's playing regular Premier League football, so it is hard to break in.

'But I'm hoping to feature in the game, especially as it's on familiar ground.

'It would be great to play in front of the Liberty crowd for Wales, but I know the gaffer has a lot of players to choose from.

'But Tosh has seen me improve a lot at Swansea and I'm hoping he will give me my chance against Sweden.'




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 3 2010

Time: 1:07PM

 

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