Date:Tuesday July 25 2006
Andy Oakes is expected to sign a 1-year contract for the Swans soon as he competes with Willy Gueret to be the No.1 keeper at the club.
After a successful trial, the former Walsall shot-stopper has verbally agreed to sign a contract and he says he's trying his ultimate best to be our new No.1:
'I'm doing my damnedest every day in training to make sure I'm playing in the first game of the season,'
'We've only known each other a couple of weeks, but myself and Willy (Gueret) are great friends already.
'But like any position, the one who is playing best will be the one who is picked.
'I think I'll be good for Willy and he'll be good for me. We'll work each other hard and learn from each other and that can only be good news for the club. It's been brilliant battling with him so far.'
Oakes was due to travel with the squad today for a 5-day training camp and is expected to sign when he gets back.
He added: 'Hopefully I'll be a Swansea player by the time we get back.
'I was offered the chance to stay at Walsall but they got relegated and I didn't want to drop that far down.
'A few clubs came in for me, but there was no thinking for me to do when I heard about Swansea. Everybody knows how well they did getting to the play-offs last year and hopefully this time we can go one better.'
Goalkeeping coach Tony Pennock has been sidelined for a few months after breaking a leg when playing for Newport in a pre-season friendly.
Date:Tuesday July 25 2006
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