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Rodgers: I Hope Pratley Gets Good Reception

Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers says he hopes the fans give former player Darren Pratley a good reception on Saturday when his side host Bolton Wanderers.

The midfielder decided not to sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium last season, accusing the board of showing little interest in securing him to a long-term deal.

He marked the end to his Swansea City spell with a fantastic goal from his own half to beat Nottingham Forest in the Play-Off Semi-Final second leg.

Rodgers said:

'He did great for us last season so I hope he gets a good reception on Saturday because he gave everything in the shirt,'

'I wanted to keep Darren. He was an integral part of our success. I made it clear to him I didn't want him to go.

'My idea at the end of last season was to strengthen our group. He was obviously disappointed his contract wasn't sorted out, even before I arrived here [in 2010].

'But Darren's no different to any other player in that final year [of their contract]. Not too many people are going to commit because they normally wait and see what possibilities they have.'







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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 29 2011

Time: 12:18AM

Your Comments

It's irrelevent really, he left, he grabbed the money and what he thought to be a better chance at survival with Bolton. It's just great to see Swansea doing better than the clubs that players left to join :) 2-0 to the Swans for me.
DannyCosker
correct, players who leave the swans rarely go on to do better.
eye_nose_hat
 

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