With the international break over and our attention fixed firmly back on domestic football we look forward to the visit of Swansea City to Elland Road.

Thanks to Martin Jones from the site Swansea City Mad for doing the interview.

Ryan – You’ve had a mixed start to the season and we seem to be hitting some form. Are you looking forward to coming to Elland Road? Can Swansea get that vital first away win?

Martin – To be honest I never look forward to the Swans playing Leeds at Elland Road, its not a happy hunting ground for us. We are playing well but the best I think we can get is a draw.

Ryan – Your squad is looking particularly strong this season with the likes of Scott Sinclair and Craig Beattie being obvious danger men. Is there anyone else we should be looking out for in your squad? Who is capable of causing us problems?

Martin – Stephen Dobbie is an excellent player for us, and I expect him to cause you some problems. Beattie’s injured again at the moment. Watch out for Nathan Dyer, he knows Bessone’s game well and should give him a torrid time!!

Ryan – In pre-season we signed former Swansea left back, Federico Bessone. So far his performances for us haven’t been too convincing. What can we expect from him? Is it a good bit of business to get him in on a freebie?

Martin – He played well last year and improved considerably under Sousa. He’s still a bit suspect in defence, but should be a good attacking player for you.

Ryan – Andy Robinson, who was player of the year at Swansea, is currently on our transfer list & is looking a bit on the chubby side. What do Swansea fans think of him? Where do you think it has gone wrong for him?

Fede Bessone

Former Swansea man Bessone is yet to convince Leeds fans

Martin – He should never have left Swansea in my opinion. He was very popular when at Swansea, but the way he left us to join Leeds left a bitter taste with the Swans fans. In saying that mind, I still think he can do a job for a League One side and I hope he finds a club soon.

Ryan – You just missed out on the play-offs last year under Paulo Sousa. Realistically, where do you think Swansea will finish this season? What are your first impressions of new manager Brendan Rodgers?

Martin – The football we played under Sousa, especially the last few months, was some of the most boring I had watched in my 30 years as a Swans fan. Most supporters are pleased he has gone. Brendan Rodgers has brought with him a different approach, more exciting to watch.  I am already impressed with his style of play and you can see that the players are responding to this. On saying  that, I think we’ll finish mid-table this year.

Ryan – Obviously your main rivals are Cardiff City but a lot of Football League clubs seem to invent a bit of a rivalry with Leeds. Are the games against Leeds something that Swansea fans particularly look forward too?

Martin – Yes, simply because your fans create an excellent atmosphere. The game at the Liberty a couple of seasons ago when we beat you 3-2 was one of the best I’ve been to, apart from the atmosphere at Cardiff games. You are always supported well on your travels, unlike some of the so called big teams that bring a couple of hundred with them.

Ryan – Our strong start to the season has surprised quite a few fans. Where do you expect us to finish this season? What should we be aiming for in our first season back in The Championship?

Martin – If you keep on  playing the way you are I think you should at least make the play-offs.

Ryan – If you could sign one current Leeds player for Swansea who would it be and why?

Martin – Luciano Becchio. Great player would fit in well in our current squad.

Ryan – Finally, what is your prediction for the game? I’m going for a 1-1 draw.

Martin – 2-1 Leeds. As I said Elland Road is never a happy hunting ground for the Swans.

Thanks to Martin for taking part in this week’s interview and good luck to Swansea for the rest of the season.