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Rory pictures the perfect final after his screen break.

Byline: By Andy Rose Wales on Sunday

Rory fallon will go from cameraman to the main man when he steps out at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Fallon was cup tied when Swansea paid their first visit to the Welsh capital last month.

Instead he was left on video camera duties filming behind the scenes footage for the Swans' official DVD of their Football League Trophy triumph over Carlisle.

But fast forward a few weeks and the Kiwi striker will be on the other side of the lens for the Swans' biggest game of the season.

'That was a big day for us but it's always better when you are actually involved with the team rather than being sat on the sidelines watching (and filming in his case),' he said.

'It never feels the same because no matter what anyone says you want to be out there playing.

'But that wasn't my cup anyway. I didn't get us to the final so I didn't have too many problems with missing out.'

But Fallon has certainly played his part in getting his new team to the League One play-off final.

After struggling to cope with the weight of the pounds 300,000 price tag around his neck the former Swindon striker has finally found his feet as well as the back of the net.

And he is beginning to show exactly why Kenny Jackett made him the second most expensive signing in the club's history.

'There was a lot of pressure when I first arrived and it doesn't help when the fans aren't behind you,' said Fallon.

'I expect there are fans out there who still don't believe what I can do but I don't care. All I want to do is win.

'You can't please everyone but I'm thankful that most fans seem to have warmed up to me.

His little and large partnership with fellow newcomer Leon Knight is baring plenty of fruit right now but has spelt s-u-b-s-t-i-t-u-t-e to the former first choice pairing of Lee Trundle and Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Not that Fallon has too much sympathy for his rivals for the shirt.

'Me and Knighty are clicking at the moment which is harsh for Bayo and Trunds,' he said.

'But that's football and it's down to who is the best man to do the job on the day.

'I've struggled to establish myself in the team and now I want to be an important part of it.'

Fallon has already gone one better than when he was down the M4 at Swindon having lost on penalties at the semi-final stage in 2004.

'It was heartbreaking but it wasn't meant to be. I think it is this time though,' said Fallon.

'We don't want to just take part, we want to win it and get up.

'On paper we have the best squad in the division. We're a big game team and we have shown we can produce the goods.'

At least this time someone else will be needed to capture that Kodak moment.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 21, 2006
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