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Bodde's focus back with Swansea

By David Dulin
BBC Sport Wales

Ferrie Bodde (centre) celebrates his goal against Sheffield Wednesday
Bodde (centre) celebrates his goal against Sheffield Wednesday

Swansea manager Roberto Martinez says Ferrie Bodde has shown he is over his summer of unrest after his wonder-strike against Sheffield Wednesday.

"I think that was a sign that he is enjoying his football and that's the way it should be," said Martinez.

Bodde, 26, was involved in a much-publicised wrangle with the club over a proposed 2m move to Derby County.

He ended an eight-week saga by signing a new deal with the Swans and apologising for "making mistakes".

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The Dutchman, signed from ADO Den Haag for 85,000 in June 2007, went some way to repaying the Swans fans with his second goal of the season, a fine 25-yard strike to put the home side ahead nine minutes before the break.

"He is a top-class player and he is capable of doing what he did today on a regular basis," said Martinez.

"We spoke about his decision enough and you can see he is happy, settled and focused and we all know he'll have a massive impact in the Championship."

But Martinez was less happy about dropping two points after dominating for most of the match.

Owls substitute Steve Watson salvaged a point for the visitors less than 60 seconds after coming on as a 70th-minute substitute.

The veteran rose highest to meet Marcus Tudgay's cross and headed home after soaking up the Swansea pressure.


see also
Bodde opts to stay with Swansea
15 Jul 08 |  Swansea
Swansea keeping focus on league
31 Aug 08 |  Swansea
Pintado bullish on Swans destiny
31 Aug 08 |  Swansea
Swansea City 1-1 Sheffield Wed
30 Aug 08 |  Championship
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