Bodde misses Swansea training

29 June 2009 04:32
The 27-year-old playmaker has risen to the top of Bolton boss Gary Megson's transfer hitlist and last week the Swans rejected a bid of around £2.5million for the player. "Ferrie's a great player but needs to be a better professional," said Sousa. "He [needs] to have more respect for his colleagues, for the club, for myself and especially for himself as a player and as a professional." Swansea's leading striker Jason Scotland - who wants to play in the Premier League and has been targeted by Burnley and Wigan - also missed the first day back at the Liberty Stadium on Monday. But Sousa said Scotland's absence was agreed because of the player's international commitments. Bodde, whom the club value at around £5million, is recovering from a serious knee injury that kept him out of the latter half of last season. "We want to see how [Bodde's] knee is after the operation, to integrate him into our squad," Sousa told BBC Sport Wales. "We believe Ferrie can play a high standard and we want him playing for us. "I would welcome him back to be part of our squad, he's a talented player who can get us our results."

Source: Team_Talk