UK time is: 08:03:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Martinez In Search For Local Talent

While there a talks amongst UEFA and FIFA regarding the lack of English players in the Premiership, Martinez insists they are always looking for local Welsh talent.

The Spaniard has added a number of Europeans to his squad this season, including Ferrie Bodde and Dorus De Vries (Holland), Andrea Orlandi, Angel Rangel and Guillem Bauza (Spain).

Roberto has only fielded 2 Welsh players this season in the League, Kristian O'Leary and Joe Allen.

The other Welsh players in the squad are Matty Collins, Shaun MacDonald and Owain Tudur-Jones.

Despite the lack of home-grown players here, the Swansea boss insists they are always looking for local talent:

He told the Western Mail:

"In the short term we want to win football matches," said

"But in the long term we want a philosophy of playing the game in the right way and that`s what we`re doing, with local talent in our youth system at the moment.

"It will take time but we do have some exciting Welsh talent in the first team; obviously we would like more.

"On the face of it people will look at the game the other week and say we have no Welsh players but what they do not realise is the work going on behind the scenes to develop our youngsters.

"We are also scouting the Welsh Premier and around the local area on a weekly basis to look for talent.

"We want as many Welshmen as possible because we know how important it is to a club to have local players."


Incidentally, Kenny Jackett was the first manager in 84 years to field a non-Welsh Swansea City side in 2004.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 16 2007

Time: 2:28PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Swan_Lady2 105
2. keith margam 103
3. eye_nose_hat 15
4. KevinE 9
5. bohana34 7
6. forest fan 6
7. shearers boots 5
8. Phil W 5
9. deaframbo 3
10. yugo23 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Spurs 2 2 0 0 5 6
2. Chelsea 2 2 0 0 4 6
3. Man City 2 2 0 0 4 6
4. Swansea 2 2 0 0 2 6
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 1 4
6. Hull City 2 1 1 0 1 4
7. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 1 4

Breaking League News

United - Is it the System?
Man Utd : 28/08/2014 07:47:00
A Return to Palace?
Man Utd : 28/08/2014 07:41:00
Turning Misfortune into Fortune!
Man Utd : 28/08/2014 07:34:00
Champions League Draw - Moments!
Chelsea : 28/08/2014 07:29:00
Chelsea Draw Bolton
Chelsea : 28/08/2014 07:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs West Brom?
Suggested By:  
Win 84%
Lose 0%
Draw 16%