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You Gotta Have Faith
Published : 26 Sep 2011 12:10:02
Danny Swanson has the belief that he can progress and play for Scotland and is glad to hear the Craig levein is still watching how he is improving. Midfielder Danny Swanson wants to repay national manager Craig Levein's faith in his ability by producing the goods for Scotland one day. The former Tannadice manager gave Swanson his big chance after signing him from Berwick Rangers. The Scotland manager was in the Easter Road stand to see Swanson in action as he found the back of the net in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Hibs. Levein has nothing but positive words for Swanson, who has now set his sights on winning his first cap for his country, although he acknowledges that it will be hard to break into the team. Swanson explained: "I was quite happy with what (Levein) said. I'm glad to be back playing again instead of being injured and if someone like him notices it's brilliant. This is the best Scotland team I've seen for a number of years, especially in midfield. To be spoken about the possibility of playing is a great feeling. Hopefully one day I'll get the chance to do it. I didn't know he was in the stand to be fair, I didn't feel I played all that great. I've always said if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be a Scottish Cup winner and playing every week for Dundee United. Hopefully one day I can repay him by scoring for Scotland. I think I'm good enough to make the step up, but it's just a matter of consistency and proving it. I don't think I've proved how good I can be, but I believe I'm good enough to play for Scotland."