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Swansea vs. Bradford

Liberty Stadium

Sat 9th Sept

3pm

Swansea vs Bradford

Swansea City are at home again this weekend as they take on Bradford City at the Liberty Stadium.

After only drawing 1-1 against Yeovil last Friday, the Swans will need to show an improved and more consistent performance when the Bantams visit tomorrow.

Vital Quotes:

Swans Manager, Kenny Jackett:

''We have shown determination to battle back at home - Yeovil was a prime example - but for the majority of the time our performance level could have been better.

''We're trying to go forward too quickly when we could be more patient in our passing and our build-up.

''We have to value keeping the ball because we have a big, high-quality pitch and it's our aim and ambition to use it.''

Swansea Team News:



efender Denis Lawrence could make a surprise return to the bench after returning to full training this week.

The former Wrexham centre half suffered a groin injury in the Carling Cup defeat against Wycombe and it was initially thought that he was going to be sideliend for a month.

But the Trinidad & Tobago international is hoping he'll be fit to feature in the 16-man squad tomorrow.

Striker Leon Knight is also back following a 1-match ban.

Young midfielder Shaun MacDonald is also available again after returning from international duty.

Player to watch: Adebayo Akinfenwa

He's finding it hard to get a starting place but everytime he comes on as a sub he's makes a huge difference to our forward line. Surely he's due a start soon?

Bradford Team News:

Defender Matt Clarke has not fully recovered from a groin problem so he won't be travelling with the 18-man squad.

Colin Todd has no other injury worries and is therefore likely to name an unchanged side.

Player to watch: Dean Windass

Yes he's still playing and the veteran striker also scores on a consistent basis for the Bantams. Wigan tried to sign him recently for 500,000 which was rejected so our defenders will have their work cut out tomorrow.

Match Facts & Stats

In our last 7 outings with Bradford, we have drawn 3, lost 2 and won 2.

Last season's games against the Bantams both ended in 1-1 draws.

Bradford have started the season well as they currently lie in 6th place, having won 3 out of their first 6 games.

Away from home, Bradford have won 1 and lost 2, scoring 4 goals and conceding 3.

Match Prediction:

I think we'll do well to get another well earned draw with Bradford. They've started well and we're not playing that good at home at the moment.

Make sure you've predicted the score in our Prediction League here

Next Fixtures:

Tuesday 12th September
vs Brentford (away)
7:45pm kick off.




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Date:Friday September 8 2006

Time: 9:20PM

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