Date: 26th January 2012 at 10:36pm
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Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers says he’ll have to make team changes for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers.

The Swans boss says he’ll be forced to make some changes to his team line-up as they have another game on Tuesday – in the Premier League against Chelsea at home.

To limit the chance of possible injuries, Rodgers says he’ll be resting some players for the FA Cup game on Saturday.

‘If we were playing Saturday-Wednesday there’s no doubt we would have a different take on it,’

‘The fact that we play on Tuesday will definitely influence my selection ? it has to.

‘I could have done things differently if we’d had the extra day to recover, and I don’t really know why some teams have that and others don’t.

‘But certainly I’m going to have to look at the group and make some changes, because 24 hours make a massive difference in the modern game.

‘Managers don’t rotate players because they want to make changes. The main reason why they do it is to cut out the risk of injuries. You have to think about whether to give a player a rest so he is fit and fresh for the next game, or play him and risk losing him for six weeks.’


Despite admitting that he’ll name a slighter weaker team for the FA Cup tie, Rodgers still insists he wants to win and get through to the 5th round:

‘We saw over the festive period that whatever team I put out can win us games,’

‘We have players who can come in and be strong enough to win, and whatever teams I pick against Bolton and Chelsea will be picked with winning in mind.

‘We go to Bolton looking to get through to the next round.’