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ROBERTO MARTINEZ hailed the Premier League class of his bargain buy striker as he declared the play-off dream on for Swansea.

Jason Scotland made it 16 for the season with his brace to sink Ipswich, with Jordi Gomez adding the third with four minutes to go.

And Martinez, who bought the Trinidad talisman for just £25,000 two summers ago, admitted the player with the magic touch is proving he’s worth more than his weight in gold.

Martinez said: “Jason is one of several players ready to play in the Premiership – and you don’t get too many like him.

“I was surprised we were able to get him when we did for the price we did and now I just want to enjoy his talent.

“His goals ratio is outstanding and the second goal he scored was a Premier League finish which shows the type of time he’s enjoying.

“He had big boots to fill at this football club but he has worked hard and ask the fans what they think about him and it says volumes about a goalscorer with a magic touch.”

But with the team’s overall performance the reason behind his bullishness, Martinez added: “We’re heading into the last third of the season and I always said we needed to get as many points as we could at this stage.

“We wanted to have 51 points by the end of February and we’re three points off – but with 15 games to go the target has to be the play-offs.”