Date:Friday March 10 2006
Swansea return to league action this weekend as they play hosts to Walsall on a Sunday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.
Yet another must win game against the struggling Saddlers who are fighting against the drop to League Two.
A win could see us go second while a defeat will mean Oldham will be closing in on us from outside the play-off places.
We'll be hoping for the same against the Saddlers, as earlier in the season we beat them 5-2, and that was without Trundle.
''No disrespect to Walsall but we have to be more concerned with ourselves, We have drawn too many games and that has been a frustration.It is still very tight at the top as it has been all season.''
New Signing, Keith Lowe:
"Now they have cleared up I couldn't wait to get here.
''I'm really looking forward to playing some first-team football and in front of crowds that are much bigger than reserve football.''
Kenny Jackett has eased the defensive problems within his squad slightly with the loan signing of Wolves' centre back Keith Lowe. He signed on the dotted line at 1pm on Friday and is expected to line-up alongside Monk in defence.
Tom Williams and Rory Fallon are available again after being cup tied in midweek while O'Leary is still serving his suspension.
Ricketts is likely to miss out with a stomach bug which could mean Tate returning to right back, Forbes is also an option there if Jackett wants Tate in midfield. He produced a man of the match performance in midweek.
Jackett is likely to rest Lee Trundle as he's rated 50-50 so Leon Knight will be given a first team chance.
Fallon and Akinfenwa will compete for a place alongside the former Brighton striker.
The usual casualties are out including Tudur-Jones, Izzy, Austin and Watt.
Walsall manager Kevan Broadhurst has selection problems himself as defenderian Roper is out suspended but he hopes to have skipper Chris Westwood back to replace him.
Man Utd loanee Mads Timm is back after a back injury and Paul Devlin is also back following suspension.
Daniel Fox though looks set to miss out again as he is still recovering from a calf injury.
Walsall have been searching for extra attacking options for Sunday's game in the loan market but they've had no luck in bring in a frontman.
Walsall are currently sitting in 21st place, so they'll be battling for everything to try and stay in League One.
We've played Walsall twice this season, once in the league and once in the LDV Vans Trophy.
We were 5-2 winners in the league while in the LDV game it took a penalty shootout to go through after the game ended 2-2 at the end of extra time.
Walsall haven't scored in the last 3 games – which included 2 goalless draws against two sides fighting for promotion, Southend and Colchester respectively.
Brentford thrashed them 5-0 at home a month ago and they haven't won a game this year, their last was on New Years Eve, they beat Blackpool at home 2-0.
They've won 2, drawn 6 and lost 10 away, scoring 16 and conceding 31 goals.
Swansea will need to improve their form if they want to play Championship football next season. 4 draws in the last 4 obviously isn't good enough and need to get back to winning ways - starting from Sunday.
Anything less than a win and it's the playoffs at best for us. We can't keep drawing games and we should really beat Walsall comfortably. SWANS WIN 2-0.
Tues 14 March
Colchester (a) LDV
Fri 17 March
Date:Friday March 10 2006
Stats - Guidolin Eyes Central Role For Wanted Man Ayew (Wednesday May 25 2016)
Is It About Time We Started Utilising Amat More? (Monday May 23 2016)
Who is Swansea Transfer Target van der Wiel? (Monday May 23 2016)
When Does 2016/17 Start For Swansea (23/5/16) (Monday May 23 2016)
Negotiations In Place As Lille Look To Sign Eder (Sunday May 22 2016)
Swansea City Keen To Sign QPR Duo? (Sunday May 22 2016)
Possible League Changes For Swansea? (Saturday May 21 2016)
A New Season - New Rules For Swansea (Friday May 20 2016)
Swansea Looking At Substitute Numbers? (Friday May 20 2016)
Stats - Is Fer Good Enough To Earn a Contract? (Tuesday May 17 2016)
|15. Crystal Palace||38||11||9||18||-12||42|
|Benitez Stays At Newcastle
» Norwich : 26/05/2016 09:28:00
|Spurs Young Player Of The Year?
» Spurs : 26/05/2016 09:16:00
|Mourinho Wants Willian for United!
» Man Utd : 26/05/2016 09:00:01
|Kramaric Completes Hoffenheim Move
» Leicester City : 26/05/2016 09:00:00
|The Great Big Mourinho Poll
» Chelsea : 26/05/2016 08:46:01