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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 17:49 GMT
Martinez unsure of Swans future
Roberto Martinez (right)
Martinez was dropped for the game at Southend
Swansea captain Roberto Martinez has admitted he could leave the club after he was dropped from the side last week.

"I have said many times that I have got really attached to this club, but if in December I have to move I will," he told the South Wales Evening Post.

The 32-year-old Spanish midfielder is contracted until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Swansea have trialled Macclesfield defender Kevin Sandwith and Chippenham Town striker James Constable at the Liberty Stadium.

Left-back Sandwith, 27, who moved from Lincoln to Macclesfield in the summer, has been told that the Swans will not be offering him a deal.

Constable, 21, has been turning in star performances for Chippenham in the Southern League.

Since coming here in February 2003, the only thing I have said is that this club should be in the Championship
Roberto Martinez
He has attracted interest from Bristol City and Swindon, and a transfer fee would be needed to secure his services.

Swansea manager Kenny Jackett has told club captain Martinez that he has a future at the League One leaders.

The Spaniard seems hurt by his omission, having been one of the west Wales side's leading performers this season, but will consider all his options.

"If it's the case that I can stay until the end of the season then I will stay until the end of the season," said Martinez.

"Since coming here in February 2003, the only thing I have said is that this club should be in the Championship.

"We are very, very close to that now and winning at Southend was a fantastic result as we look to achieve that aim."

The former Wigan man's Swansea future was also queried at the start of last season when he was dropped by Jackett.

But he fought his way back into contention and played 37 times in the side's promotion campaign.

  • Swansea centre-back Alan Tate has been given a one-match ban after he was booked at Southend, his fifth yellow card of the season.

    Tate, who has played every game this season, will miss the 22 November LDV Vans Trophy second-round meeting with Rushden & Diamonds.




  • SEE ALSO
    Jackett boosts skipper Martinez
    02 Jul 05 |  Swansea City
    Martinez fights for future
    17 Aug 04 |  Swansea City


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