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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.'




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

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