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Alan re-joins Swansea - 01/11/2003

   Brian Flynn
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Manchester United have allowed highly-rated reserves duo Alan Tate and Danny Nardiello to join Swansea on a month-long loan.

With the Third Division outfit's top striker Lee Trundle out for at least six weeks, the acquisition of the Old Trafford duo will go a long way towards easing the club's injury woes.

Defender Tate spent a loan spell at the Vetch last season, during which he played 27 games.

However, the defender is still to make his senior Man United debut, while striker Nardiello has three senior appearances to his name.

The pair go straight into the side for the weekend clash against Rochdale, with Nardiello hoping to continue his goalscoring form, having already plundered 12 goals for the United reserves so far this season.

"I felt we needed a striker and I'm delighted that Daniel has agreed to sign for us," Swansea director of football Brian Flynn told BBC Sport.

"He's an out and out goalscorer, he's quick and direct. He's scored 12 goals for Manchester United reserves already this season.

"He's coming to us to gain Football League experience and I know if we can give him the chances he will score goals."

Flynn will also be hoping to persuade Nardiello, son of former Welsh international Donato Nardiello, to play for Wales, although the 21-year-old forward was born in England.

"I'll be trying to push him towards playing for Wales now," Flynn added. "I met his father last night, who I played with him back in the late 70s."

"If we can influence Daniel in his decision to select a country then we'll do our best."

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