Scotland Looks To Start Again

Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 7:14
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Scotland scored twice on his last outing at the Liberty – a 3-1 win over Wolves – and with some more luck he could have grabbed the all important third to make the hat-trick.

But following on from his international trip last week he found himself on the bench for Saturday but is looking to change that tonight as the Swans aim to improve their league position.

Speaking to the Evening Post, Scotland said “I hope to be back in the starting line-up tonight.

“I am in good nick right now. I’m feeling strong and sharp and I want to be out there from the start.

“I have felt myself getting stronger for a while. My confidence is getting up so, hopefully, I can do as well as I did last time out at the Liberty.

“I was involved in all three games,” he says in relation to the International trip “So I got much more out of it than I did last time

“We had some crucial games and got some good results, so I think I got something out of it and Trinidad got something out of it too.

“I had a chat with the coach when the call-up came.

“I said it wouldn’t make any sense for me to travel all that way just to sit on the bench like I did last time.

“I told him I was just coming into some form and it would make more sense to stay here and train if I wasn’t going to be involved.

“But I got a chance to show what I can do and the team performances were good, so I was delighted with that.

“It is a little disappointing,” Scotland adds when questioned about being on the banch on Saturday.

“But sometimes you have to think of the team and not yourself. Sometimes you think are ready to play but, once you get out there, your body just doesn’t react properly.

“The manager said he was going to use me off the bench at Ipswich and I was happy with that.

“I played on Wednesday night and the earliest flight from Trinidad was Thursday afternoon

“The good thing is the (T & T) federation pay for you to travel first class so you can get some rest on the plane. But it still takes it out of you — any player will tell you that.

“I landed at Gatwick at 8.30am on Friday, then went to a hotel to get some more rest before the team picked me up on their way past.”

“We felt we should have won the game

“But having said that, we would have taken a point at the start so we’re not too disappointed.

“We’ve got another tough game tonight against QPR, but we’re unbeaten at home and we’re looking to keep that record going.”

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