Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Pratley Still Refuses To Sign New Contract

Pratley Still Refuses To Sign New Contract

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Darren Pratley is still not interested in beginning new contract talks.

The 25 year-old midfielder said earlier in the year that he didn't want to begin talks of a new deal until the end of the season as he was disappointed by how long the club took to offer him new terms.

"It's no secret, he's going to Forest. Ask anybody how well he played against them, he was diabolical. I wonder why?"
keith margam
HAVE YOUR SAY
Brendan Rodgers was hoping to tempt him to change his mind, but Pratley is still refusing to extend his stay at the Liberty Stadium. His current deal expires next June where we risk losing him on a free, but despite his lack of loyalty, Rodgers says he still has a key role to play in the first team this year:

'After talks broke down in the summer I wanted to let it be for a few months so Darren could concentrate on his football,'

'I spoke to him again last week in relation to the contract offer, but he still wants to leave it for now so we will take it from there and see where we are at the end of the season.

'I think one thing Darren has seen is that the club are moving forward. He wanted to see that and hopefully people can see that the next two or three seasons are going to be exciting here.

'But I understand his situation. Like a lot of players, he feels this is a big contract for him. But he is a good lad and there are no problems with him.'

'Darren has had a lot going on this year, and no doubt the decision on his contract will not have been easy for him mentally,'

'But he is a terrific professional. He lives for football, he trains hard and he looks after himself, and I like that.

'He has put the contract situation to one side and he is up to playing every game. He has got attributes which mean that like the others, he will get better and better as the season goes on.

'If I had any worries about his commitment or anything like that, then there would be a problem.

'But he has still got the same desire and he wants to do well for this football club.'




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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday November 18 2010
Time: 8:49PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Sigurdsson Praises Clement's Training Sessions

Gylfi Sigurdsson has praised the new boss' training sessions at Swansea City

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (21/3/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Clement: Difficult To Take Positives From Bournemouth Defeat

Swansea City boss Paul Clement admitted that it was 'difficult' to take any positives from the 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Swansea City stay up this season?
Suggested By:
Yes67%
No0%
not sure33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 1:30PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W7
2.KevinE4
The Vital Football Members League