Scotland granted work permit
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
New Swansea striker Jason Scotland has been granted a work permit.New Swansea striker Jason Scotland has been granted a work permit by the Home Office.
The Swans agreed terms with St Johnstone over the transfer of Scotland back in May, tying the player to a two-year deal.
However, the Trinidad & Tobago international has had to wait for a hearing by the Home Office before obtaining his work permit.
Swansea are now hoping to rush the paperwork through to allow Scotland to travel to their pre-season training camp in Sweden on Monday.
"It's absolutely fantastic news for us. We had a very good hearing; very professional," said Swans boss Roberto Martinez said.
"We were all delighted to hear the positive outcome and I am already excited about working with him.
"He will be a quality acquisition to our squad. Goalscorers are the most precious commodity in football and I believe we've captured one of the highest calibre."