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SWINDON TOWN: N'Guessan pledges to prove his worth to boss Cooper

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town striker Dany N'Guessan Swindon Town striker Dany N'Guessan

A FRANK conversation with Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper has left Dany N’Guessan determined to prove he deserves an extended run in the Robins’ first team.

The Frenchman, who signed from Millwall in the summer, was listed as available for loan transfer last month after a dip in form combined with injury and illness saw him left out of Cooper’s matchday plans.

However, N’Guessan met with the Town boss on Friday where a few home truths were exchanged and the striker came back into the Swindon starting XI with an impressive performance at Peterborough United in midweek.

N’Guessan accepted that he has not been hitting the high levels of performance demanded of him in recent weeks but he’s pledged to make amends between now and the end of the season, when his current contract expires, stressing that he’s more than happy with life at the County Ground.

“It was really good to play again because it has been a few weeks and there have been a lot of things going on,” he told the Advertiser.

“But I have come back and played a good game but I’m very happy to be back, I know what I can do.

“The manager and me had a chat and we said some things so hopefully we can start again.

“I’m happy at Swindon so hopefully I can carry on and play my football.

“The manager said he knows what I can do and I think maybe he thinks I can bring more. Maybe he is right.

“I want to bring all I can and hopefully make people happy because I play hard.

“You don’t know what is going to happen because there is a lot of talking and sometimes, as a player, you don’t always know exactly what is going on. I didn’t know what to believe because there is so much going on.

“I just want to concentrate on playing and, like I said when I came here at the start of the season, I am very happy to play for Swindon and there is a good group of lads.

“Hopefully I showed people what I can do (at Peterborough).

“It is hard but sometimes you have to make sacrifices and this is what it’s all about.

“I’m sure I’m not the only one because I am a footballer and that is what happens in football sometimes.”

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6:08am Fri 7 Feb 14

hinckleyred says...

I really do rate Dany (bar the constant running offside) He was quality on weds night i hope he gets a run of games now.
I really do rate Dany (bar the constant running offside) He was quality on weds night i hope he gets a run of games now. hinckleyred
  • Score: 24

7:53am Fri 7 Feb 14

mancrobin says...

He impressed me when he came on at Preston. Swindon were getting battered (physically) that day and he showed strength and scored a good goal.

For away games I'd always start with Dany and Ranger ( if he turns up). Smith also impressed me at Walsall and could equally be a pert re for Dany at home.
He impressed me when he came on at Preston. Swindon were getting battered (physically) that day and he showed strength and scored a good goal. For away games I'd always start with Dany and Ranger ( if he turns up). Smith also impressed me at Walsall and could equally be a pert re for Dany at home. mancrobin
  • Score: 4

7:53am Fri 7 Feb 14

harley red says...

Dany is a good pro and works hard for the team and we need all the seasoned pros to step up a gear , we are in touching distance of wembley and that means a big payday to help the clubs finance , and we have a day out . It's a win win situation .
Dany is a good pro and works hard for the team and we need all the seasoned pros to step up a gear , we are in touching distance of wembley and that means a big payday to help the clubs finance , and we have a day out . It's a win win situation . harley red
  • Score: 8

8:27am Fri 7 Feb 14

LeGod says...

i said a few weeks ago i felt a bit sorry for him as i dont think he has had a fair crack in the side as he has been in and out week by week and a player needs a run of 3 or 4 games to get established in the team. His performance wednesday night merits a starting role and against Port Vale who are a long ball team and with the heavy conditions we need the likes of Danny in the team to give us more power.
Lets hope this is the turning point for him with us now there is definetly a good player there as the likes of Preston were looking at him so its up to him now to go and do the business.
Lets hope we can have a good away performance tomorrow and three points and would be nice to see him get the winner.
i said a few weeks ago i felt a bit sorry for him as i dont think he has had a fair crack in the side as he has been in and out week by week and a player needs a run of 3 or 4 games to get established in the team. His performance wednesday night merits a starting role and against Port Vale who are a long ball team and with the heavy conditions we need the likes of Danny in the team to give us more power. Lets hope this is the turning point for him with us now there is definetly a good player there as the likes of Preston were looking at him so its up to him now to go and do the business. Lets hope we can have a good away performance tomorrow and three points and would be nice to see him get the winner. LeGod
  • Score: 9

9:05am Fri 7 Feb 14

umpcah says...

mancrobin wrote:
He impressed me when he came on at Preston. Swindon were getting battered (physically) that day and he showed strength and scored a good goal.

For away games I'd always start with Dany and Ranger ( if he turns up). Smith also impressed me at Walsall and could equally be a pert re for Dany at home.
When does Nile have to appear in court ?
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: He impressed me when he came on at Preston. Swindon were getting battered (physically) that day and he showed strength and scored a good goal. For away games I'd always start with Dany and Ranger ( if he turns up). Smith also impressed me at Walsall and could equally be a pert re for Dany at home.[/p][/quote]When does Nile have to appear in court ? umpcah
  • Score: 3

9:11am Fri 7 Feb 14

the don69 says...

harley red wrote:
Dany is a good pro and works hard for the team and we need all the seasoned pros to step up a gear , we are in touching distance of wembley and that means a big payday to help the clubs finance , and we have a day out . It's a win win situation .
Nice and positive today harley! makes a change are you feeling ok?lol!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Dany is a good pro and works hard for the team and we need all the seasoned pros to step up a gear , we are in touching distance of wembley and that means a big payday to help the clubs finance , and we have a day out . It's a win win situation .[/p][/quote]Nice and positive today harley! makes a change are you feeling ok?lol!!!!!!!!! the don69
  • Score: 12

11:16am Fri 7 Feb 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

We need Dany in the squad, He's an old head compared to most of our squad and from the games I've seen him play in - has a certain quality, mainly strength.

He has gone missing in a few games, but the imporant thing is that the management have made him aware of this and he has an opportunity to up his game - and perhaps earn a years extension to his contract?

I'd like to see this happen, but admire the way that the club are handling this situation. It can be risky losing a good player and not signing them on, but at the same time - balancing the books and not desperate.

I hope N'Guessan gets a run of games following the good performance on Wednesday, he's got a good chance now. Would rather see him up front though.
We need Dany in the squad, He's an old head compared to most of our squad and from the games I've seen him play in - has a certain quality, mainly strength. He has gone missing in a few games, but the imporant thing is that the management have made him aware of this and he has an opportunity to up his game - and perhaps earn a years extension to his contract? I'd like to see this happen, but admire the way that the club are handling this situation. It can be risky losing a good player and not signing them on, but at the same time - balancing the books and not desperate. I hope N'Guessan gets a run of games following the good performance on Wednesday, he's got a good chance now. Would rather see him up front though. GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 5

1:22pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

Looks better up front than on the wing from what I've seen, and his opportunities may be limited in that position with Ranger first choice and Smith geting off to a great start with a few goals. Proven dcent player though so would rather have him in the side than Barker/Baker? (sorry, mental block for a minute there) who didn't look comfortable against Oldham at all (though I appreciate early days for him too - he's one for the future, N'Guessan one for the present).
Looks better up front than on the wing from what I've seen, and his opportunities may be limited in that position with Ranger first choice and Smith geting off to a great start with a few goals. Proven dcent player though so would rather have him in the side than Barker/Baker? (sorry, mental block for a minute there) who didn't look comfortable against Oldham at all (though I appreciate early days for him too - he's one for the future, N'Guessan one for the present). Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

2:19pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

Totally off topic but just brightened my day up, bought tickets for Bristol City away, now available online, COYR!
Totally off topic but just brightened my day up, bought tickets for Bristol City away, now available online, COYR! Swindon1984
  • Score: 1

6:29pm Fri 7 Feb 14

mancrobin says...

umpcah wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
He impressed me when he came on at Preston. Swindon were getting battered (physically) that day and he showed strength and scored a good goal.

For away games I'd always start with Dany and Ranger ( if he turns up). Smith also impressed me at Walsall and could equally be a pert re for Dany at home.
When does Nile have to appear in court ?
Not sure Umpcah, I think it's towards the end of this month.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: He impressed me when he came on at Preston. Swindon were getting battered (physically) that day and he showed strength and scored a good goal. For away games I'd always start with Dany and Ranger ( if he turns up). Smith also impressed me at Walsall and could equally be a pert re for Dany at home.[/p][/quote]When does Nile have to appear in court ?[/p][/quote]Not sure Umpcah, I think it's towards the end of this month. mancrobin
  • Score: 0

6:55pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Winchester Man says...

I agree with lots of postings here .... I couldn't understand why Danny was being put out on loan, when experienced strikers were few at the Town. Having seen George Barker picked to start v Oldham, and then struggling (agrees, early days for him), makes even less sense to let him go. I think Danny is best as a twin striker, not on the wing... I hope Coops has done with playing just one striker ...
I agree with lots of postings here .... I couldn't understand why Danny was being put out on loan, when experienced strikers were few at the Town. Having seen George Barker picked to start v Oldham, and then struggling (agrees, early days for him), makes even less sense to let him go. I think Danny is best as a twin striker, not on the wing... I hope Coops has done with playing just one striker ... Winchester Man
  • Score: 0

6:59pm Fri 7 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

N’Guessan and Ranger always seemed to work to me and this is one of my criticisms of Cooper. the reluctance to play these two together.
Of Course we now have Smith also.
Smith and Ranger and N’Guessan on the left Saturday!!
N’Guessan and Ranger always seemed to work to me and this is one of my criticisms of Cooper. the reluctance to play these two together. Of Course we now have Smith also. Smith and Ranger and N’Guessan on the left Saturday!! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 1

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