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It's little wonder rival defences are struggling to work out Jason Scotland - Swansea City are not sure what he's going to do either.


Scotland has made a spectacular start to life as a Swan, scoring in each of his two competitive appearances to date.

Despite a calf injury which badly hampered his progress, the Trinidad & Tobago international also shone in the latter stages of Swansea's pre-season.

So successful has he been so far, in fact, that Roberto Martinez has been left pleasantly surprised - and a little confused - by his first summer signing's talents.

Having looked happier on his left foot in Swansea's warm-up games, Scotland netted for the second time with his right foot in Tuesday's Carling Cup win over Walsall.

Asked which was the striker's stronger side, Martinez confessed: "I'm not sure.

"I've been asking Jason for seven weeks because he is as strong with his right leg as his left.

"He will tell you that sometimes he feels left-footed and sometimes he feels right-footed. He's a laid back character and I think it just depends what mood he's in.

"We always knew he was strong and powerful and had a magic touch.

"But to have his quality of finishing with both feet is something special.

"It's unusual for a player at our level and, when you can trust your left leg or right leg just the same, it gives you huge possibilities in front of goal."

Scotland's late strike rounded off a pleasing 2-0 win over the Saddlers, Swansea's first in the competition since 1999.

Paul Anderson's first goal in senior football - on his maiden start - had sent Martinez's men on their way to today's second-round draw.

The on-loan Liverpool winger's night was soured a little, though, by a hamstring injury which leaves him in a race to be fit for Saturday's League One clash with Nottingham Forest.

"Paul's only 19, but he doesn't look his age on the pitch," Martinez said.

"He is a very mature player and his goal on Tuesday was very pleasing.

"He had to come off because he felt his hamstring, but I don't think it's a major thing. Hopefully he will be ready for Forest."

Garry Monk should play some part over the weekend having come through his first game in a year unscathed.

"He made us proud," Martinez added.

"Nobody knows how hard it has been for Garry, he has worked very hard in a lonely situation in the gym.

"It was pleasing to see him come through and also to see the way he communicated with the back-four. He performed well against a quality striker in Tommy Mooney."