Laudrup to opt for smaller squad
August 04, 2012 13:20:46 UK
Swansea City's new manager Michael Laudrup is ready to trim his squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season.
Although he's allowed to register 25 players under Premier League rules he will instead opt for naming a squad of 23 for the upcoming season.
If you have 25 players, you have to leave out seven every time and that's too many.Michael Laudrup
He said: "The idea is to work with 22 or maximum 23 players, and there are a lot of reasons for that. First of all, you will then have a squad where everybody feels they are close to the 18-man squad for each game.
"If you have 25 players, you have to leave out seven every time and that's too many. If you are always one of the seven, after three months you will say, 'What am I doing here?'
"That's one part of it, another part is to do with the youngsters. If they see 25 players in the first squad they think it is very difficult to break into it."
Swansea, who are 1213.00 to be relegated next season, open their league campaign against QPR on Saturday 18th August. They are 11.00 to leave Loftus Road with a 1-0 win, while a goalless draw can be backed at 10.00.
Don't forget all Premier League matches are covered by the bet365 100% Euro Soccer Bonus, where you could earn a bonus of up to 100% on your returns on pre-match accumulator bets.
View all Soccer betting