Date: 26th July 2008 at 6:48pm
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Wales international boss John Toshack predicts a long tough season for Swansea City in the Championship next season.

The former Swansea manager says a lack of Championship experience could see us struggle next year.

He told BBC Sport:

“They’ll do well to hold their own and stay out of trouble.

Swansea and (manager) Roberto Martinez have done ever so well, but it’s such a tough division with a lot of money from teams looking for a Premiership return.

Look at the Swansea squad, there’s not much Championship-level experience.

Roberto knows the type of football he wants and that’s what management is all about – it’s what I did when I was in charge of Swansea,”

“I’ve seen them train a few times and they are so enthusiastic and forward looking, but we’ll have to see how everyone fits in.

People will have to be patient, it’s going to be a long, tough season for Swansea.

The likes of Joe Allen and Shaun McDonald will come through, I know that Roberto’s pleased with those two.”