Today's media round-up
28th March 2013
With the Swans taking on Spurs this weekend, there will be a Liberty Stadium return for former loanees Steven Caulker and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Sigurdsson has given his thoughts on playing against his former team-mates at SA1 as Spurs continue their charge for a Champions League spot.
Meanwhile, Chairman Huw Jenkins has rejected reports linking the Swans with a potential transfer target while Wales skipper Ashley Williams has backed Chris Coleman to continue leading the national team.
Sigurdsson looking for to Swans return
Former Swansea loan-star Gylfi Sigurdsson says he looking forward to returning to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday when Swansea host Tottenham.
Sigurdsson, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Liberty, impressed with seven goals in 19 appearances. But he's not sure what kind of reception he'll get. He said: "It will be great to see the lads and go back there again because I enjoyed my time there. We need the three points and they do as well, so it will be a really hard game.
"I don't know what kind of reception I'll get, it's down to the fans - but hopefully Steven (Caulker) and I will get a good one.
Sigurdsson admitted he wasn't close to joining Swansea on a permanent deal because he didn't know who the manager would be. But he was quick to praise the work Michael Laudrup has done. He said: "They're a good footballing team and it will be a tough game. Most of the games in the Premier League are tough anyway but it will be a different kind of game because they pass the ball and want to keep it."
South Wales Evening Post
Jenkins denies Botia bid
Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins has denied making a bid for Sevilla defender Alberto Botia. Reports suggest that a €6million offer was rejected in the January transfer window because Botia did not feel ready to leave Sevilla. But according to the Swansea chairman no bid was made.
"He is a player we are aware of but there was no bid," he said.
Botia joined Sevilla last summer from Sporting Gijon after rising through the ranks at Barcelona.
South Wales Argus
Ashley Williams leads calls for Coleman to stay on
Wales captain Ashley Williams has called for manager Chris Coleman to stay after the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign. Coleman's current deal expires after the qualifiers and he hinted that he might not stay when his contract ends.
After back-to-back wins against Scotland, a win against Croatia would have given Wales real hope of qualifying. But after the defeat on Tuesday night, Coleman said he was "gutted" and that he might not carry on past the end of the campaign.
Williams has called possibility of replacing Coleman, "stupid'. He said, "We definitely want him to stay, obviously I've been saying for a long time that he's doing a great job.
"He had unbelievably tough circumstances to come into this job but I think you can see it's getting back to where it was under Gary Speed."