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Last Updated: Monday, 22 January 2007, 12:46 GMT
Swans sign Abbott from Terriers
Pawel Abbott
Abbott is a Poland Under-21 international
Swansea have recruited Huddersfield striker Pawel Abbott on a two and a half year, 150,000 deal.

The Poland Under-21 international, 24, was out of contract at the end of the season, the Swans swooping to replace departed 300,000-man Rory Fallon.

Abbott has scored 51 in 126 Terriers games, his five this season including two in a 3-2 December win over Swansea.

"I enjoyed Huddersfield but the time was right to move for the betterment of my career," he told the Swans website.

"I am looking forward to playing with Lee Trundle or Adebayo Akinfenwa.

"There's going to be competition up front, that's what keeps people on their toes."

I hope I can get Swansea where they want to be, into the Championship

Pawel Abbott

The Swans hope to get Abbott registered in time for Tuesday's League One visit of Gillingham.

Born to Polish parents, Abbott began his career at LSK Lodz before moving to Preston at the age of 19, with two loan spells at Bury.

An initial loan move to Huddersfield in February 2004 resulted in a permanent 125,000 move.

He scored twice in the Terriers' dramatic 3-2 comeback win over the Swans in Yorkshire in December and was involved in a controversial incident that saw Trundle sent off.

"I'll repay Swansea for that with plenty of goals," he joked.

"The move happened so quickly, [manager] Kenny Jackett rang me on Friday.

"It's a fantastic stadium and a great club, and I hope I can get them where they want to be, into the Championship."

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