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Rodgers Hopes Cotterill Move Will Help Everyone

Brendan Rodgers says he hopes David Cotterill's loan move to Portsmouth will help 'all parties' as the midfielder looks to get regular football to boost his chances of playing for Wales.

The 23 year-old hasn't featured for Swansea City since starting in the 2-1 defeat at Leicester City on January 3rd and Rodgers hopes Cotterill can help himself, Pompey and the Swans for the next 3 months during his spell at Fratton Park.

'David has been on the outside of the squad recently and hopefully going to Portsmouth will help all parties,'

'He is a player who wants to be involved in the Welsh squad, and he is not going to get in there unless he is playing games.

'He has been on the outside here because of the way other players have been performing and also because of the way I have wanted to fill my substitutes' bench.

'But hopefully he will get a run of games at Portsmouth and, when he comes back, we will review the situation.'


Cotterill missed two penalties earlier in the season which seemed to affect his confidence and he struggled to perform well in his last game at the beginning of 2011.

Consistency has been a problem for the 23 year-old during his career, but he has shown he has the ability to do well at Championship level.

Cotterill is contracted at the Liberty Stadium until 2013 and Rodgers says he will assess the player's situation when he returns:

'He has trained very well and he has worked hard,'

'But like all the players he wants to play and I feel comfortable letting him go out to get some games.

'If we pick up injuries while he is away, I think we still have players who can fill the positions David plays.

'But he has motivation to go and do well for Portsmouth, particularly when they come up against sides who we are competing with. Hopefully everyone will benefit.'


'This is good news as far as I'm concerned, Cotterill has done himself no favours with his half hearted efforts this season and would be better moving on. He has frustrated me more than any other player as he does have some great skills but has failed to show any of them of late.'
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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 16 2011

Time: 6:42PM

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A good move for him, hopefully he'll be involved in the first team and get some games to boost his confidence as on his day he can be a good player
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