Swansea boss Rodgers refuses to blame Gerhard Tremmel for Cup exit

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers refused to blame his stand-in goalkeeper for their FA Cup defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers refused to blame his stand-in goalkeeper for their FA Cup defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

The Trotters' winner came when Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel - who replaced Michel Vorm in one of 10 adjustments to the visitors' first XI - parried Martin Petrov's shot, allowing Eagles to tuck the ball into the corner.

Rodgers refused to single Tremmel out for criticism, but felt mistakes on his team's part had ultimately proved to be their undoing.

"There is no blame attached to him," Rodgers said.

"I feel I have the number one goalkeeper in the league in Michel Vorm and Gerhard offers a wonderful support to him.

"He doesn't get a lot of game time and he is a good guy. There is certainly no blame attached, but we could have prevented their move for the second goal."

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