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A furious John Hollins
"Roger Freestone is not for sale"
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Monday, 14 May, 2001, 22:16 GMT 23:16 UK
Hollins hits out
John Hollins
John Hollins insists Freestone is not for sale
Swansea manager John Hollins has come out fighting to dismiss rumours that Roger Freestone has been approached by Cardiff.

The Welsh international goalkeper has a huge following at the Vetch Field and any move would inflame Swans' fans' passions.

But Hollins said: "Roger Freestone is not for sale.

"If I see any more stories about him going to Cardiff I will not speak to the person who wrote them."

I thought he was absolutely appalling
Hollins on the referee
He added: " I have not had any approaches about Roger Freestone at all and if I see any more stories you will not be welcome here.

"You won't get anything from me full stop."

Hollins was speaking after his side had gone down 2-0 to Wrexham in the FAW Premier Cup final.

Swansea's chances of upsetting the holders diminished as early as the seventh minute when Venezeulan Giovanni Savarese was sent off for use of the elbow.


Goals from Lee Trundle and Mark McGregor were enough for the Robins.

The Swansea manager's harsh words for the press extended to the referee.

"I thought he was absolutely appalling," Hollins complained.

"For the first goal there was a push on the back of Christian O'Leary and the second was not a free kick - Darren Ferguson fell over."

His Wrexham counterpart Brian Flynn was calmer.

"It has been a difficult season for John and Alan [Curtis], but I didn't see any problems with the goals," he said.

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