Pratley Praises Goal Hero Scotland

Saturday, 10 January 2009, 21:14
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The Swansea City striker was on target twice as the Swans won for the first time in ten games at Burnley in front of the Sky TV cameras.

Scotland struck a first half penalty and a late second after Mark Gower’s excellent run to give the Swans all three points against the Carling Cup semi finalists.

And those two goals meant that man of the match Pratley was full of praise as he said after the game “At the start of the season the fans were on his back a little bit, but he’s been different class

“The midfielders have scored a lot of goals, but it’s all been down to his hard work.

“He can go on to score 20 goals, or even 25.”

Scotland’s penalty came after he was brought down by Michael Duff, with the referee sending off the Burnley man.

It was a controversial decision, but Scotland had no doubts the referee was correct.

“The guy had his hands around me so I think it was a penalty,” he said. “The referee got it right.”

Scotland insisted thoughts of securing a play-off spot were at the back of his mind, despite Swansea being just four points off the top six.

“We will take it one game at a time and then, hopefully, we will be in position for a play-off spot,” he said.

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
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