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Jason Scotland believes he is fulfilling a dream by playing in the Premier League and insists he has nothing but fond memories of his time at Swansea as he prepares to complete his switch to Wigan.

The Trinidad and Tobago striker, who grabbed 24 goals for the Swans last term, is finalising his £2million move to the JJB Stadium and should officially link up with former boss Roberto Martinez in the coming days once he secures a new work permit.

Expressing his feelings over the transfer, the 30-year-old told Swansea's official website: "It has always been my dream to play in the Premier League and I had to take my chance before it was too late."

He added: "I've had two great years with Swansea and I would like to thank the club for the opportunity they gave me. I think I've repaid them with goals, an achievement I'm very proud of. I am also very proud that I've helped Swansea City progress as a football club.

"It was always going to be a tough job for me to follow in the footsteps of someone like Lee Trundle, who was a remarkable talent for Swansea. But I think in the end the majority of the fans had a lot of love for me.

"I had a lot of love for them as well and I would like to thank those fans for their support. I was never going to please them all, but that's football for you."

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