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Lee Trundle Leaves Swansea City

Lee Trundle Leaves Swansea City

Striker Lee Trundle has left Swansea City after the club decided not to offer him a permanent contract.

The Swans did offer him a coaching role in some capacity but he's not ready to hang up his playing boots just yet.

The 33 year-old was on loan at the Liberty Stadium last year, and after being released by Bristol City, he was hoping to stay on this Summer and end his career with the Swans.

It hardly comes as a big surprise really that Paulo Sousa has decided that he's not going to be a part of his squad plans for the new Championship campaign.

He was rarely used last year and was often an unused substitute.

Trundle was obviously disappointed with the news, but also because he wished the club told him sooner.

'I wish Paulo had told me sooner,'

'Pre-season is about to start and I haven't got a club because I haven't really been looking elsewhere and I'm a little bit disappointed that Paulo didn't tell me earlier.

'My aim when I came back on loan was to finish my career at Swansea and I'm said that it's not going to happen. I still feel I have got a lot of football left in me and I still feel I can score goals.'

"It's a sad day for me. I hoped to finish my playing career at Swansea, but that's not going to be the case now.

"I've just completed my Uefa B coaching badge and it's something I want to go into eventually, but I feel I've still got a lot left in me as a player.

"Hopefully I will be able to come back to Swansea in some capacity in the future because it's a club I love. The fans have been brilliant with me over the years and I hope Swansea have a successful season. They deserve it.''


Trundle will be best remembered for his first spell at the club, which started off at the Vetch Field under Brian Flynn in 2003. He scored more than 20 goals a season for 4 consecutive years before he earned a big £1million move to Bristol City - a chance to play at a higher level. However, the move proved to be a disappointing one for the scouser as he struggled to make a name for himself at Ashon Gate.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said:

'I think everyone is sad to see Lee leave the club.

'He's been a great player and ambassador for Swansea City and he'll always be welcome here because I know what the club means to him and how much the fans adore him.

'I'm sure Lee will be back involved with Swansea City in some capacity in the future.

'In the meantime, everyone wishes him well for his next challenge.'


There was talk recently of Trundle speaking with Newport County boss Dean Holdsworth, who's interested in signing him on a free, but the frontman is most likely to attract interest from higher League clubs. Yeovil Town are the latest side to be linked with Trundle.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday June 30 2010
Time: 6:08PM

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