Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Davies' Forest Looking To Limit Pratley Threat

Davies' Forest Looking To Limit Pratley Threat

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies talks about limiting the threat of former transfer target Darren Pratley as well as others he has recognised in the Swansea City team prior to tomorrow's game.

The Swans are looking to end their losing run on their travels having lost all three League away games this season, while a win for Forest would give them a big boost in their Championship campaign.

Davies revealed to the meia shortly after last season ended that Darren Pratley was his main Summer target, but Forest's bid didn't meet our asking price.

He said:

'He doesn't need to prove a point,'

'He knows we liked what we see in him.

'He knows we identified him as the type of player we would like to see at the club.

'But it did not happen and he is getting on with his job.

'We are getting on with ours as well, though, and hopefully we can keep him quiet and pick up the three points.

'He is a danger, there is no doubt about that. He is a very good goal scoring midfield player.

'He makes good runs and we will have to be very careful to monitor that.'


Davies has also recognised other key players in the Swansea City team including Nathan Dyer, Stephen Dobbie and star-man Scott Sinclair, who netted a hatrick in Tuesday's Carling Cup win.

'There are other threats in the side as well,'

'We will identify the strengths and weaknesses within their side.

'They have the pace and threat of Sinclair, they have Dobbie who is a good finisher, they have Dyer who can hit you on the counter-attack.'


He added that he his team will show respect to a solid Swansea City outfit on Saturday, but they'll also have a 'right go at them':

'They have been consistent over recent years,'

'If you look at that team, they have built up a good squad.

'The majority of the squad have been together for a good while.

'They have experience and confidence, through their efforts at the top end of the Championship.

'But we are the same. We will give them respect, but we will also have a right go at them.

'We have a side that has been together for a while as well.

'But when you look at the age of them, in certain areas they have a little bit more experience.

'There is no doubt that both clubs are similar, but that is why both clubs have progressed in a similar fashion in recent years.'




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday September 24 2010
Time: 7:44PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Crystal Palace

Confirmed team line-ups and live Premier League scores as Swansea City host Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium (3pm)

Guidolin To Consider Starting Paloschi on Saturday

Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin says it's a possibility that new striker Alberto Paloschi could start on Saturday

The Swansea City FC Injury Table...

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Fer: Swansea's Style of Play Is Perfect For Me

Swansea City's new loan signing Leroy Fer says their style of play is 'perfect for me'

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs West Brom
Suggested By:
Fabianski7%
Rangel0%
Williams0%
Fernandez3%
Taylor0%
Ki0%
Britton3%
Cork0%
Sigurdsson45%
Ayew6%
Routledge12%
Paloschi24%
Naughton0%
Amat0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 24 14 8 2 50 18
2 Man City 24 14 5 5 47 23
3 Spurs 24 12 9 3 45 25
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 24 10 9 5 39 10
7 Southampton 24 9 7 8 34 8
8 Liverpool 24 9 7 8 34 -4
9 Watford 24 9 6 9 33 1
10 Stoke 24 9 6 9 33 -4
11 Everton 24 7 11 6 32 9
12 Crystal Palace 24 9 4 11 31 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 24 7 8 9 29 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 24 6 8 10 26 -9
17 Norwich 24 6 5 13 23 -18
18 Newcastle 24 5 6 13 21 -19
19 Sunderland 24 5 4 15 19 -19
20 Aston Villa 24 2 7 15 13 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W2
2.Dennis Downing2
3.eye_nose_hat1