Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea Boss Plans Bodde Comeback Next Season

Swansea Boss Plans Bodde Comeback Next Season

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers says Ferrie Bodde won't be in his first team plans this season, as he continues his recovery from a long-term knee ligament problem.

The Dutch midfielder's injury nightmare started back in November 2008 in a home match against Birmingham City, when he first suffered the injury. After two failed comebacks, a return to first team football was looking highly unlikely for the talented midfielder.

However, Swansea City's medical and management team have shown great faith in Bodde, but despite him playing 45 minutes in a recent friendly match against Hereford United, Rodgers told Swansea Sound that he's not planning on playing him until next season.

The Swansea City is certainly in no rush to bring him back, considering his previous two attempts to return.

'Physcologically it's a difficult time for Ferrie, but he's worked ever so hard.'

'The medical team here have been absolutely magnificent. He's had ups and downs along the way, I've tried to ensure that we haven't rushed him and his rehabilitation because of the nature of his injury and the time he's had out.'

'It was going to be very important that we looked after him, but he was at the stage where he was ready for football, he'd been training for the last 3 or 4 weeks.'

'He's come through the 45 minutes yesterday, and demonstrated a wonderful range of pass and some great qualities that he has.'

'For me there's no great expectation on him for this season. I think if we can get him back fully fit between now and the end of the season, and then hopefully in pre-season we'll have a top player back in our ranks.'

'Like I say, I just want him to get match fit, that's the most important thing, then we can look beyond that.'



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday January 14 2012
Time: 10:41PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Some Thoughts After The Defeat To Man City

Some observations after yet another League defeat, but the signs were more encouraging after a much needed improved performance

Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City

Rate the players' performances in the 3-1 home defeat against Manchester City

Guidolin: 'Today I Saw My Team Grow Up'

Guidolin was pleased with his side's improved performance in the 3-1 defeat against League leaders Manchester City

Stats: Swansea City v Manchester City

All the stats from Swansea City (1) vs (3) Manchester City, Liberty Stadium, 24th September 2016 Att: 20,786

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Manchester City
Suggested By:
Fabianski3%
Rangel3%
van der Hoorn55%
Amat0%
Naughton3%
Britton24%
Cork0%
Fer3%
Sigurdsson3%
Routledge0%
Llorente6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 31 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan8
2.Dennis Downing7
3.KevinE5
4.yugo231
5.Woody1
6.Phil W1