Martinez determined to keep Scotland

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Swansea manager Roberto Martinez remains determined to hold on to Jason Scotland despite the striker recently hinting that he could leave for a Premier League club in the summer.

The Trinidad & Tobago international has scored 24 goals so far this season and, although the Swans missed out on a play-off place, Martinez believes Scotland can still live the Premier League dream with Swansea.

He told the Western Mail: "He is under contract so he is going to be here [in August]. We don't need to sell him and we want him to be an important player for us next season."

He added: "Jason is a late developer. I don't think he is the same as other players at his age.

"His best years are still in front of him. He is not like a normal 30-year-old where, having started at 18, his body is damaged.

"Jason is exactly the opposite and his experience is helping his talent to be effective on the pitch. So the older he gets, the more experienced and clinical he will be and he still has many, many years in front of him."

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