Date:Sunday February 24 2008
25th February 2008
Swansea City face MK Dons in front of the Sky cameras tomorrow night in the second leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy semi-final.
Roberto Martinez's side trail the tie 1-0 after Johnson scored a cracking 25-yard strike last Tuesday at the Liberty Stadium.
The Swansea boss received some criticism for his team line-up in the first leg, making 6 changes to his side.
The Swansea faithful will be hoping he names a much stronger side tomorrow night but a few changes will be expected after playing only 2 days ago.
Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez:
|'I think they are the favourites and it's going to be a really exciting 90 minutes,'|
'The tie is still very open. Obviously 1-0 gives an advantage and it's up to MK to lose it.'
'We shouldn't need any motivation for this one,''
'But perhaps I'll put a picture of Wembley up in the dressing room as an added extra.
'The players want to give the fans a fantastic day out at Wembley as reward for their brilliant support this season. That's motivation enough.
'It should be an exciting game because I think the Dons will come out full of confidence and have a go at us.''
He got the all important goal in the first leg to put the Dons in front with a superb 25-yard strike so we all know what he's capable of.
He's scored 7 goals this season, Andrews has scored 11 and he'll be another to watch out for.
Fitness tests will be given to Leon Britton and Ferrie Bodde. The midfield duo picked up injuries during Friday's home win against Luton.
Dennis Lawrence and Paul Anderson could return from injury to play.
Angel Rangel suffered cramp on Friday and Martinez may choose to rest him if Lawrence is available again.
Guillem Bauza and Andrea Orlandi remain on the sidelines.
He was superb on Friday night and won us the game with a late strike. He's been in fine form as of late and also did well when he came on as a sub in the first leg.
MK Dons kept another clean sheet on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 win against Barnet. They remain 2 points clear at the top.
Ince's side have struggled at home recently though. In the last 6 at stadium:mk they've won only once, losing 2 and drawing 3.
It's a tough game to predict as it depends on the team Martinez puts out. He needs to start a much better one than in the first leg though. I think we'll battle out a 1-goal lead and go out on penalties. We've been poor at penalties all year!
Saturday, 01 March 2008
Huddersfield v Swansea, 15:00
Friday, 07 March 2008
Swansea v Millwall, 19:45
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