Date:Friday March 30 2007
Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez says he cannot guarantee Lee Trundle will make a return to the starting line-up after serving a 2-match ban.
During his absence, we've picked up 6 points using a new 4-3-2-1 formation with Abbott being the lone-striker.
New loan signing Darryl Duffy was left on the bench aaginst Northampton as Martinez stayed with the same formation and side that beat Chesterfield 2-0.
Martinez said: 'He is one of the best players not just in our division but in the Football League and we welcome him back with open arms,'
'Some of his performances in the last few seasons have easily been good enough for him to get an international chance (with the Republic of Ireland).
'Sometimes it's difficult because at Swansea City we are a little bit away from everything geographically. It can be difficult to catch the eye.
'But if you keep working hard every day you eventually get your rewards, and that should be a motivation for Lee.
'There are players every year, like David Nugent this week for England, who play for their country despite not playing club football at the top level. Players should always be given a chance. '
'I always say I don't pick the team, the team picks itself,'
'The fact we can think about leaving Lee out shows you what a great job the other players have done in the last two games. They deserve praise, and whoever you are you need to earn your place.
'What I can tell you is that Lee will play a massive part in the final seven games and, hopefully, the play-offs after that.'
Date:Friday March 30 2007
Swansea City Bid For French Left Back? (Monday January 26 2015)
Manager's 'Can't Win' With Cup Team Selections (Monday January 26 2015)
Can Swansea City Bounce Back vs Southampton? (Sunday January 25 2015)
'Probably No Point' Appealing Red Cards (Sunday January 25 2015)
Monk: I Don`t Want Another Striker (Saturday January 24 2015)
Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City (Saturday January 24 2015)
Team Line-Ups: Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Swansea City (Saturday January 24 2015)
Swansea Injury Table + PL Comparisons (Friday January 23 2015)
Monk Has No Problem With Gomis (Thursday January 22 2015)
Naughton 'Can't Wait' To Get Going At Swansea City (Thursday January 22 2015)
|7. West Ham||22||10||6||6||10||36|
|Sissoko Sale Talk Rears It's Head.
» Newcastle : 27/01/2015 20:55:00
|Lees Isn't For Sale
» Hull City : 27/01/2015 20:47:00
|No Brazilian At Hull
» Hull City : 27/01/2015 20:37:00
|Mutch In For Campbell?
» Crystal Palace : 27/01/2015 20:23:00
» Crystal Palace : 27/01/2015 20:11:00