Bothroyd Praises The Swans

Friday, 2 April 2010, 10:23
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Bothroyd's words last time came back to haunt him after the Swans won at the Liberty Stadium just days after Bothroyd claimed he knew nothing about the Swans league position and that they were not the same side as they were last season.

However, this time around he has tried a different tact and told the Evening Post "They're a good side, they play good football, they've got a good manager in Paulo Sousa and they're a good club

"Martinez was a great manager, Jason Scotland scored a lot of goals, Jordi Gomez did really well as well and obviously they've gone.

"But they've replaced them with quality players.

"(Darren) Pratley's doing well this year and Leon Britton always does well. They've brought in (Nathan) Dyer and he's done well so it's going to be a tough game.

"I don't want to put Swansea down because I think they are a good side. There's no doubt, otherwise they wouldn't be where they are in the table.

"I scored against Swansea last time and I really enjoyed," he said.

"I'm not really interested in their fans or what they've got to say or if they boo me and what not. I get booed at a few grounds, it doesn't bother me.

"I'm not really fazed about the derby or fazed about Swansea and what they shout, I'll just concentrate on what I have to do for my team.

"We want to quietly go about our business this time and hopefully we can get the right result.

"This is probably the biggest game of the season. You look at Newcastle and teams like that, but the hatred between Swansea and Cardiff makes it that much bigger. And if we can get the right result this time then we can have the bragging rights."

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