Date: 4th February 2008 at 2:40pm
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Swansea City’s top scorer Jason Scotland has hit back at his critics who say he doesn’t work hard enough during games.

by aspaulhill
“Scotland will get 20+ this season and that is what we signed him for. His job is almost complete.”

The Trinidad & Tobago striker has scored 16 goals this season but has received criticism from some fans for his lack of effort and involvement during games.

Despite his way of playing, Scotland is doing exactly what’s expected of him, scoring goals regularly and helping us to gain promotion to the Championship.

Jason Scotland told the News of the World:

‘Some people question the way I play.

‘They say I’m too laid back. That’s because I’m from the Caribbean and we’re all supposed to be laid back!

‘If I worked hard and didn’t score then they would criticise me for not scoring.

‘Maybe I am laid-back but I’m scoring goals and that’s the important thing.

‘That’s what I’m paid to do.’



The criticism is harsh to say the least. We signed him to score goals and in his first season with us he looks like passing the 20-goal mark.

His style of playing can be frustrating to watch – his lack of speed and enthusiasm at times but if he scores and we win, then it’s happy days!

Does Jason Scotland deserve criticism? Should he be starting games?

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