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Jackett To Welcome Back O'Leary

Jackett To Welcome Back O'Leary

Kenny Jackett has decided to recall midfielder Kristian O'Leary when his loan spell at Cheltenham expires this weekend.

Cheltenham's manager, John Ward was hopeful to extend his stay but with three midfielders injured - Way, McDonald and Tudur-Jones, Jackett has decided to recall him to add as cover over the busy Christmas period.

The Swans' boss said: 'If you look at our central midfield options, where we have Owain Tudur Jones, Darren Way and now Shaun MacDonald out, Kris will be a fantastic one to have around,'

'The last two games he's played for us, against Peterborough and Port Vale, Kris has come off injured himself.

'But he has now got some much-needed match practice under his belt and he will come back into our group for the away games at Crewe and Huddersfield next week.

'I think I'll need to change players for those games because it hasn't worked for us in the past when we've played consecutive away games in a short space of time and tried to stick with the same team.

'That means there will be opportunities for players like Tom Butler and Kris. He will be a good addition for us.'


Jackett also added that he needed some match practice after using him as a 'squad player' this season.

He said: 'Kris hasn't been playing a lot,'

'So far this season I have really been using him as a squad player.

'Then, as time has gone on, Kris hasn't had any games, which has been a problem for him.

'He has been substitute a bit and been involved here and there, but basically he's been spending quite long periods without playing first-team football.'

That has all changed at Whaddon Road, where O'Leary has earned rave reviews in his four games to date.


O'Leary has impressed both the fans and the manager in his short stay at Whaddon Road.

He produced a man of the match performance on his debut at home to Brentford and has played 4 games so far.


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday December 20 2006
Time: 12:31PM

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Comments

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Wise move given the circumstances. Great win last Saturday by the way!
sandgroanun
20/12/2006 12:40:00
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Yeah there's been rumours about O'Leary going this year but with him being a squad player now he needed some match practise as Jackett said. He should be raring to go now if needs be.
KevinE
20/12/2006 12:47:00
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Its now or never.
SeasideEssexXile
20/12/2006 14:01:00
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Thank god we got him back i went to watch a reserve game aganist yeovil and i was talkin to him and he didn seem happy by not bein in the swansea team i asked him if he wud eva play for swansea first team agen and he sed "I really don't kno yet jackett seems that he doesn't want me in his team anymore i probley go out on loan" but he is back and goin 2 be beta than eva!!!! CUM ON U SWANS!!!
naythan_swan
21/12/2006 12:03:00
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