DAN COULD BE THE MAN

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By ALAN SWANN alan.swann@jpress.co.uk @Alan­swan­net

A HIGHLY-RATED Scot­tish Premier League mid­fielder has emerged as a pos­si­ble Posh trans­fer tar­get.

Play­maker Danny Swan­son (25) claims he will be at London Road later this week to meet with Posh of­fi­cials af­ter his con­tract ex­pired at Dundee United at the end of last sea­son.

Swan­son has been at Tan­nadice for four years af­ter mov­ing into the top flight from Ber­wick Rangers. He be­came a firm fans’ favourite af­ter help­ing United with the Scot­tish FA Cup in 2010, but he’s suf­fered reg­u­lar in­jury prob­lems since then.

Swan­son says he is de­ter­mined to move to Eng­land to play. Cham­pi­onship ri­vals Brighton have shown an in­ter­est in a player that was called up to a Scot­land in­ter­na­tional squad last year.

Swan­son told The Evening Tele­graph: “My agent has been busy fix­ing things up for me and I am plan­ning to swing by Peter­bor­ough some time this week.

“I have a few clubs in­ter­ested in me, mostly in the Cham­pi­onship, but also a cou­ple in the Premier League.

“It’s time for me to make a fresh start and I fancy play­ing in Eng­land now so I will talk to any club that shows an in­ter­est and take it from there.

“I’m out of con­tract now so there’s noth­ing to stop me com­ing down. I’d cer­tainly be in­ter­ested in any­thing Peter­bor­ough have to say and it would prob­a­bly be in­ter­est­ing play­ing for a mem­ber of the Fer­gu­son fam­ily!”

Swan­son made 127 ap­pear­ances for Dundee United, but most of them were as a sub­sti­tute. He has scored 12 goals.

Swan­son was se­lected in a Scot­land squad for the first time for qual­i­fiers against Liecht­en­stein and Spain in Oc­to­ber 2011, but was forced to pull out be­cause of a knee lig­a­ment in­jury.

Sources in Scot­land sug­gest Swan­son re­mains a high-class foot­baller de­spite his reg­u­lar ab­sences be­cause of in­jury. He made just 16 first-team ap­pear­ances last sea­son Posh are cur­rently op­er­at­ing a ‘no com­ment’ pol­icy on trans­fer spec­u­la­tion.

They were also linked with a move for Manch­ester United keeper Ben Amos yes­ter­day, a player who made one loan ap­pear­ance for Posh in 2009

But United Coun­ties League hot-shot Conor Washington has aban­doned his at­tempt to be­come a Cham­pi­onship player.

Washington (19), who scored 52 goals in 50 games for St Ives last sea­son, ended his three-day trial at London Road af­ter one day.

For­mer Posh keeper Joe Lewis has not yet signed for Cardiff, but he is ex­pected to sign a three-year con­tract with the Welsh club by the end of the week.

THE FLY­ING SCOTS­MAN: Dan Swan­son says he’s com­ing to Posh this week.

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