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Pratley Confirms He Will Leave Swansea City

Pratley Confirms He Will Leave Swansea City

Midfielder Darren Pratley has confirmed that he will leave Swansea City this Summer after turning down a new contract offer.

His future at the club has been in doubt since last year after he refused to enter discussions about a new contract, sparking rumours that he was looking to quit the Swans, and as expected that's what he's done to pursue a 'new challenge'.

Pratley joined the club under former manager Kenny Jackett five years ago and made 179 appearances for the club, scoring 27 goals.

The former Fulham player won two promotions with the club, including the League One title under Roberto Martinez and promotion to the Premier League this year via the play-offs.

In his farewell statement on the Official Site, Pratley said:

'I'd like to thank the chairman (Huw Jenkins), manager (Brendan Rodgers) and especially the fans for a wonderful five years,''

'But after five years I feel the time is right for a fresh challenge.

'It's been a difficult decision for me and my family to make because Swansea is a fantastic club with such friendly and passionate supporters.

'It's not going to be easy for me, but if there was a good time to leave then it's now with the club having secured their place in the Premier League.

'I hope people feel I have contributed to that rise from League One and my goal in the play-off semi-final in front of the Swansea fans was a nice way to finish at the Liberty.

'I wish the club, the players and the supporters the very best of luck in the Premier League and they will always be in my heart.''


Chairman Huw Jenkins added:

'As a club we would like to thank Darren for his services over the last five years,''

'He has played a key part in our success over the years and while we are sorry to see him go we wish him every success in his new challenge.

'He has always been a good professional and the door will always be open with a warm welcome awaiting him at Swansea City.''


Pratley was strongly linked with a move to Nottingham Forest last year but Bolton Wanderers seem to be leading the chase to sign him on a free transfer.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday June 9 2011
Time: 6:48PM

Comments

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im annoyed he has left but have to thank him on helping us get promoted :)
swansea!!
09/06/2011 19:23:00
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yes think he was always going to leave but i thank him for great service over 5 years
swanpaul
12/06/2011 18:35:00
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