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Dobbie Commits His Future To Swansea City

Dobbie Commits His Future To Swansea City

Stephen Dobbie has committed his long-term future at Swansea City after signing a new 3-year contract at the club.

The Scottish striker wasn't involved last season as former manager Paulo Sousa wasn't a fan, but he proved his goalscoring ability whilst on loan at Blackpool, as his goals helped them to achieve promotion to the Premier League.

With a change in manager, Dobbie is now back at the Liberty Stadium despite constant speculation linking him with a permanent move to Bloomfield Road. The forward revealed that the Seasiders made a 'couple of bids' for the striker but he decided to stay at the Liberty Stadium.

Dobbie also revealed to the Evening Post that the new boss Brendan Rodgers played a big part in his decision to sign the new contract:

Blackpool have made a couple of bids for me, but I'm delighted to have sorted out the new contract,'

'It's a bit of a turnaround when you look at how things were a few months ago, but that's down to the manager who was here and the manager we have now.

'In May I thought I was coming back just to go away again because of the manager at the time.

'There was a lot of uncertainty because he didn't fancy me, but the new gaffer has come in and I've worked hard to impress him.

'He has had a massive influence on me signing the new deal.

'It's always good when a manager likes you to start off with, and I just want to be part of things here.'


He also added that he playing in an attacking team is more important than playing in a Premiership side that are going to be defending for most of the time:

'I have a lot of friends up in Blackpool and I have a lot of respect for the gaffer up there,'

'But it's more important to me that I'm playing every week and the team are on the front foot, rather than maybe defending for most of every game.

'I enjoy the way we play at Swansea, and it's nice to have a manager who has some confidence in me again.

'Playing up front with players like Nathan Dyer, Scott Sinclair, David Cotterill and Darren Pratley, I think you can only score goals.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday August 25 2010
Time: 6:00PM

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