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Swans Complete Lawrence Signing

Swans Complete Lawrence Signing

After agreeing a fee with the Dragons, Swansea City have completed the signing of defender Dennis Lawrence.

The 32 year-old asked for the move according to Wrexham after realising that Swansea were interested in signing him.

Wrexham manager Dennis Smith was dissapointed to see him go and said: 'I'm disappointed to see Dennis go, as he has been an excellent player and ambassador for Wrexham FC,'

'Following earlier interest from Swansea, I thought we had settled the matter and he would be staying.

'But following a written transfer request from the player and an increased bid, it was decided that it would be in the best interests of all concerned if he was allowed to leave.

'I must stress that we did our best to persuade Dennis to stay, as he has been a super servant for the club.'


Lawrence was delighted with the move and said: "I'm delighted,''

"I was more than impressed with the stadium when I saw it for the first time last night.

Obviously I am sorry to leave Wrexham because I've enjoyed my five years at the club. The fans were brilliant to me.

"But at 32 this is a great move for me. It's a big club and a big challenge for me. I'm really looking forward to it.''


Jackett also added that he think he'll be a great signing: "It's a great acquisition for us,''

"Denis proved in the recent World Cup just what a quality defender he is.

"I'm sure he'll make his huge presence felt in the heart of our defence.''


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday August 16 2006
Time: 12:56PM

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this is just what the doctor ordered this should add to our depth and it is much needed in defense.
sbrjack
16/08/2006 12:58:00
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that is good news
born_a_jack
16/08/2006 12:59:00
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it sure is good news.. good luck :)
keempe
16/08/2006 13:05:00
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u lot r muppets you copy each other you like robots thats is gd news say something else all swansea supporters are so thick
youngs121
16/08/2006 13:22:00
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its going to take more than a 6f 7in man to save your sorry ass
youngs121
16/08/2006 13:26:00
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shut up youngs u cardiff scum go on ur own website or is it 2 ***** and lawrence will b a gd signing.
jason bromham
16/08/2006 13:31:00
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oh get lost youngs121 .. just because you aint got nothing better to do don't mean you can come on here and write stupid comments ...u can't be that interested in your football club seem's as you spend all your time writting comments on other football club's news !! any way.. glad we signed him :D ... hopefully he will be a great player for us !
swanzea_gal
16/08/2006 13:37:00
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youngs ur just jealous we r signing gd players and ur ***** team aint
shaun swans fan
16/08/2006 14:11:00
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Didn't think Wrexham would let him go, but the price must be right. He will be good for our defence having acquitted himself well on the World Cup stage. Looking forward to seing him play against Doncaster.
willow
16/08/2006 14:21:00
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good news on lawrence. youngs, ur a *******!
bdazzler1
16/08/2006 16:41:00
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