Scotland wants to ‘get one up on Cardiff fans’

JASON Scotland would like nothing better than to score the winning goal at Cardiff City this tea-time (5.20pm kick-off), for two reasons.

JASON Scotland would like nothing better than to score the winning goal at Cardiff City this tea-time (5.20pm kick-off), for two reasons.

Firstly, it would take his goal-scoring record for Ipswich Town into double figures, and secondly the three points would damage the Bluebirds promotion hopes, which would be great news for south Wales rivals Swansea.

In short, Scotland wants to “get one up on Cardiff fans.”

Scotland propelled Swansea into the Championship, with his 29 goals in all competitions in 2007-08, and he still has a soft spot for the Swans, not least because he came within a whisker of re-signing for them on loan last month.


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But now he is back in the Town team, and not planning on going anywhere. Instead, he wants to boost Swansea’s promotion hopes indirectly.

“I’m looking forward to a nice warm welcome from the Cardiff fans!” insisted a mischievous Scotland.

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“I’m an old Swansea player and I don’t think I ever lost against Cardiff. Hopefully I can keep that record, win the game and perhaps score a goal, and so celebrate in front of the home fans.

“It would be something to enjoy and to laugh about.

“I want to get one up on Cardiff fans, because it is one of the fiercest rivalries I have ever played in. It’s just brutal.”

Third-placed Cardiff are currently one point behind deadly rivals Swansea City, who are sitting in the second automatic promotion slot.

That’s why today’s televised game is extra special for the 32-year-old veteran front-man, who had fancied a loan move back to the Liberty Stadium a few weeks ago.

“I wasn’t playing, when I said that I wanted to leave,” explained Scotland.

“But it has changed now because I am playing and enjoying my football. I have put it behind me. I just want to get my head down and score some goals for Ipswich.”

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