Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Scotland Jet Lag Concerns

Scotland Jet Lag Concerns

After a gruelling 18 hour round flight to to and from Trinidad, Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez will be hoping his star man Jason Scotland will not feel any ill effects of his involvement with the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

Eforts were made by the club to prevent Scotland from playing in a International friendly against Guadeloupe ranked 94th in the world at the Hasely Crawford Stadium earlier this week. It is understood that the Soca Warriors new Columbian manager Francisco Maturana wanted to asses his players ; ahead of the second round of Qualification of world cup qualification in the CONCAF region where the islands will face either the Cayman Islands or Bermuda.

Scotland was given clearance to play under strict instructions from Swansea City that he should not play more than 45 minutes in what was to be a lacklustre 0-0 draw against the Gwada Boys.

The former Dundee player has contacted Swansea Physio Richie Evans that he had not sustained any problems due to his international commitments and looks set to feature against Crewe tomorrow afternoon.

Martinez Told The Evening Post

'We spoke to Jason and to the Trinidad & Tobago Federation beforehand about the possibility of him not playing in the game.They have just appointed a new manager and he wanted to meet all his players and see them.'

'It might be a different situation in the future - their manager has made it clear that once he gets to know the players, he will be able to treat them in a different way.'

'It may be then that Jason does not have to travel for friendly games, but in this case he had to and we have dealt with the situation in the best way we could.'

'We don't want to stop his international career and, while the nine-hour flight is not ideal, we are hopeful he will be feeling fresh.He only played 45 minutes of the game, which is what we asked for, and we'll see how Jason is when we meet up with him.'



Vital Swansea will be running a comprehensive match updates service tomorrow afternoon. With updated news on the team line ups , match action , live radio commentary and live chat in our chat room .

Writer:sbrjack
Date:Friday February 8 2008
Time: 11:39AM

Comments

0
Should rest him imo
cyjax
08/02/2008 18:10:00
0
9 hour journey and time difference is very tiring. Rest him for the Crew game and he will be fresh for Wallsall next Tuesday.
willow
08/02/2008 19:53:00
0
Maybe a start for Bauza and or Brandy.
barrydoom
09/02/2008 09:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Guidolin To Consider Starting Paloschi on Saturday

Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin says it's a possibility that new striker Alberto Paloschi could start on Saturday

The Swansea City FC Injury Table...

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Fer: Swansea's Style of Play Is Perfect For Me

Swansea City's new loan signing Leroy Fer says their style of play is 'perfect for me'

Manager Reaction: Plenty For Guidolin To Be Positive About

Francesco Guidolin gave his reaction as his side were denied another win after conceding a late equaliser at West Brom

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs West Brom
Suggested By:
Fabianski9%
Rangel0%
Williams0%
Fernandez3%
Taylor0%
Ki0%
Britton3%
Cork0%
Sigurdsson45%
Ayew6%
Routledge12%
Paloschi22%
Naughton0%
Amat0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 24 14 8 2 50 18
2 Man City 24 14 5 5 47 23
3 Spurs 24 12 9 3 45 25
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 24 10 9 5 39 10
7 Southampton 24 9 7 8 34 8
8 Liverpool 24 9 7 8 34 -4
9 Watford 24 9 6 9 33 1
10 Stoke 24 9 6 9 33 -4
11 Everton 24 7 11 6 32 9
12 Crystal Palace 24 9 4 11 31 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 24 7 8 9 29 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 24 6 8 10 26 -9
17 Norwich 24 6 5 13 23 -18
18 Newcastle 24 5 6 13 21 -19
19 Sunderland 24 5 4 15 19 -19
20 Aston Villa 24 2 7 15 13 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W2
2.Dennis Downing2
3.eye_nose_hat1