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Walsh: Sousa Must Stop Making Team Changes

Walsh: Sousa Must Stop Making Team Changes

Former Swansea and Welsh international striker Ian Walsh insists that manager Paulo Sousa must stop making constant changes to his team.

Walsh, who commentated on yesterday's 1-0 defeat at Bristol City says that Sousa must now keep a consistent team to boost their hopes of finishing in the play-offs.

Paulo Sousa made 6 changes for Monday's 3-0 home win against Scunthorpe United, and yesterday he swapped 3 players. Walsh believes that the players shouldn't be tired to force Sousa to keep tinkering with his side, he told BBC:

'Tiredness shouldn't be an issue with three games left, you have to play your most potent side,'

'There was a good 3-0 win on Monday when the midfield played well and Shefki Kuqi got his goal up front.

'All of a sudden, five days later he's changing players out there - that has to end.

'I'd like to know why Leon Britton is not involved. For me, he holds together the midfield - and that area didn't function against Bristol.

'It was a very tired, jaded performance. Swansea have to play their best side if they are to get to those play-off positions.'


Swansea City had the chance to extend the gap from 7th-placed Blackpool after they lost to Newcastle United, but the pressure is on us now to get win at home next weekend when Barnsley visit the Liberty Stadium.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday April 11 2010
Time: 12:47PM

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Couldnt agree more, theres 3 games left and hes making 4 or 5 changes such as Pintado- whos useless! Wheres Leon and Beatts???
trueswan16
11/04/2010 12:57:00
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Beattie is injured, not sure about Britton though. I can't remember the last time that Sousa named an unchanged side. It's hard for players like Gower to get motivated when they play well (like he did vs Scunthorpe) and then he's back on the bench again. Gower is a player who won't be tired because he's hardly played a game for us.
KevinE
11/04/2010 13:44:00
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The back 5 have shown that they are playing well, hence beating the record for clean sheets. Against Scunthorpe we played a more attacking game. The Manager needs to have faith in the defenders and concentrate now on the attack. The front 6 played well together in the last home game and keeping them together at Bristol they would have brought forward that confidence. When we were a goal down, we still persisted on playing the ball back along the back 4 - never going to get anything out of the game plaing that way. The challenge at the start of the season was to finish in the top 10. We will, in 7th. one better than last season.
willow
12/04/2010 20:40:00
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