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Exclusive: Pratley Signs

Vital Swansea were the first to report that Swansea were in talks with Fulham's Darren Pratley.

Thanks to member couchpotatoe plus 2 other sources, we reported on Tuesday that Prately was set to sign subject to a medical and the news is now official.

Chairman Huw Jenkins said:

"We are obviously pleased to make our first signing for the new campaign,''

"It's been no secret that we tried to get him last season because he's highly rated.

One year on and we are absolutely delighted to finally get our man.''


Kenny Jackett said:

''I have followed him for a while and he is the right type of signing for us,''

''He is 21 years old but he has experience having played at this level through last season with Brentford. So he has a nice blend of youth and experience.

''He is the type of player we want to be signing.

''He is both athletic and comfortable on the ball - that is what I am looking for with my midfield players.''


Jackett previously tried to sign him at the beginning of last season and thinking he had joined us, Chairman Huw Jenkins spoke to soon and he ended up joining fellow League One side Brentford on a season-long loan.

With Martin Allen leaving the Bees recently, the 21 year-old returned to his current club, leaving the door open for the Swans to make a move for the talented youngster.

An official announcement regarding our move for Darren Pratley should be made sometime this week.


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday June 6 2006
Time: 9:11PM

Comments

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Thats 1 tidy signing in the bag if this goes through
couchpotatoe
06/06/2006 21:19:00
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Sounds like he ticks all the boxes KJ wants. Let's just hope he's been worth the ten month wait.
Jobcentrejack
06/06/2006 21:37:00
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Lets just hope he signs a contract and passes a medical!
KevinE
06/06/2006 21:46:00
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never heard of him 2 be honest. should do well at swansea know
green giant 12
06/06/2006 21:57:00
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Contradiction or what! You've never heard of him but he should do well?
KevinE
06/06/2006 22:09:00
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i dont really rate him but if jackett thinks he will imporve the team hten go fir it anything to get the swans into the championship
hillo
06/06/2006 23:04:00
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seams alrite
trundz2k5
07/06/2006 08:10:00
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And now JA.net have it as their main story. Bit late tho wernt they ;-)
couchpotatoe
07/06/2006 08:52:00
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He was suppose to be the next big thing when Kenny tried signing him last year didnt do bad at brentford, only time will tell!!! Up the Swans
Mule79
07/06/2006 09:32:00
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He was highly rated by Coleman, should be quite a good acquisition.
Jack69
07/06/2006 12:11:00
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