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Rangel Spurs Swansea To Victory

Swansea Manager Roberto Martinez heralded Spanish defender Angel Rangel's move from Spanish Segunda B side Terrassa in the summer transfer window ; as a exiting move for the Tortosa born player.

Rangel has become and instant fans favourite with his mature performances that defy his years.It is with that maturity of thought and play that has seen the defender make the position at Right Back as his own.

His powerful finish and purposeful runs have caused opposition defences all sorts of problems as they struggled to get a mark on the defender.

It was that inability to read him that led to Southend United's demise in last Saturdays league one clash at the Liberty Stadium.

One assist and a goal from the Spaniard proved to be one of the big differences that saw Swansea run out 3-0 winners over a Southend side pushing for a place in automatic promotion positions at the top of the table.

Keen to be adaptable as a player, Rangel admitted in his post match interview that he used to play as a Striker when he was a youngster.

Having scored 2 goals so far this season and his prowess in the final third clearly shows his past experience as an attacking player.

The defender also has set himself the target of scoring more goals over the course of the season.

He told The Evening Post:

'Ten years ago, when I was younger, I was a striker and I would score 20 goals a season..I want to get more this season.'

I am a defender, but, if I stay in defence, I don`t enjoy my football. I like to push forward, put in crosses and help in attack because my passing is my best quality. But the most important thing for me is still the defending.'

I think this was my best game so far. Physically, tactically and technically, I feel really good. When I go forward I always look to put in crosses or have a shot. This time I got an assist and a goal which is great.'

English football is much better for me personally because it`s a lot quicker, more physical and less reliant on tactics. Football is more boring in Spain.'

That makes it easier for me to push forward now. Teams play quite narrow at the Liberty'


The defender baring injury will face Carlisle United at Brunton Park on Saturday.



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Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 17 2007

Time: 12:21PM

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This man is a dude and definately a candidate for rind of the season for us!
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