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Dutch trialist pleases Swans boss

Swansea manager Roberto Martinez
Swans boss Martinez is pleased with how his squad is taking shape

Swansea manager Roberto Martinez has hinted trialist Michael van der Heijden could have done enough to earn himself a contract.

The 26-year-old Dutch midfielder scored in Wednesday's 5-0 friendly win over Neath Athletic at the Gnoll.

"I want to assess the whole squad before we make a decision," Martinez told BBC Sport Wales.

"But Michael has come in, he's shown a great attitude and he needs to keep working hard."

Former RKC Waalwijk player Van der Heijden is a free agent after appearing last season for FC Lisse, who play in the Netherlands' third-tier Hoofdklasse A division.


"I will carry on assessing Michael, we're going to keep him on until the end of the week and then we'll see what's his situation," Martinez added.

"We have many new faces from the last campaign and everyone is bringing something different, adding an extra dimension to the squad.

"Now it's a case of working together and making sure that we gel together, there are a few partnerships already on the pitch.

"Everyone has done what is required."

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