Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Tate Hoping He Keeps His Place

Tate Hoping He Keeps His Place

Alan Tate says he hopes manager Roberto Martinez keeps playing him at centre back.

After returning from an injury that he sustained back in August, Tate started at centre back alongside Garry Monk for Saturday's FA Cup First Round tie away at Billericay.

Tate said he was pleased with his performance and hopes he stays in the first team for tomorrow's Johnstone's Paint Trophy game at home to Yeovil (7pm):

'We all know that we've got a good squad of first-team players now,'

'But I played against Billericay so I've got the shirt and hopefully it's mine now to give away.

'I don't pick the team - all I can do is try to play as well as I can - but I'm hoping I can stay in the side.

'And while I don't know what position I'm going to be playing most this season, I hope the gaffer carries on playing me at centre-half.'

'I felt I did well considering it was my first game back, and overall I felt the back-four did a pretty good job,'


Tate has so far found it difficult to get a run in the team because of injury plus the arrival of Angel Rangel, who has taken his regular right back place.

Dennis Lawrence has received a lot of criticism from the fans this season and Tate will be looking to compete with the Trinidad & Tobago player for a first team place.

Who should we be playing at centre back? Alan Tate or Dennis Lawrence?

CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday November 12 2007
Time: 12:50PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

EFL 3rd Round Draw: Manchester City (h)

Swansea City will host Manchester City in the EFL Cup 3rd round

Guidolin Says He Won't Risk Borja at Leicester

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin says he won't risk Borja Baston at Leicester City on Saturday

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be at Leicester City?
Suggested By:
Leicester win27%
Draw19%
Swansea win54%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

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

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan21
2.Phil W8
3.Dennis Downing5
4.GThomas5
5.KevinE2
6.Woody1
7.bigboy1
8.Vital Swansea City1
9.John Jubal Murphy1