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Leighton James column: Jonathan de Guzman should continue out wide for Swansea City

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

Leighton James thinks Swansea City's Jonathan de Guzman has found his right position.

Leighton James thinks Swansea City's Jonathan de Guzman has found his right position.

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JONATHAN de Guzman might have found his best position as a wide midfielder.

The on-loan Villarreal man has played there in the last two games for Swansea City and impressed, particularly against Norwich last Saturday.

After being denied a chance to win the game at Arsenal by the full-time whistle, nothing stood in de Guzman's way four days later.

I didn't think he got enough credit for his first goal, which was an excellent strike from the edge of the area, while Swansea's second, scored by de Guzman, was absolutely exquisite.

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Wilfried Bony showed pure class with his back-heel flick to set up the Dutch international and it was not easy to finish past John Ruddy.

On the whole, I don't think de Guzman has enjoyed as good a season as he did last year.

He has not been as influential in games, but might be better suited to playing on the flank rather than in central midfield.

Though not a natural winger, de Guzman has pace, good dribbling skills and can deliver quality balls into the middle.

He would be in the David Beckham mould as far as right-sided midfielders go.

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