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Wayne Routledge | Midfielder

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 141

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Swansea City made their first major move of the summer, acquiring winger Andre Ayew from Olympic Marseille on a free transfer.
After making one smart deal after another to improve the club last season, Swansea have picked up right where they left off in January's window. Ayew is an experienced winger but still relatively young at 25 years of age. He has 62 caps for Ghana to go along with his Ligue 1 experience, where he most recently tallied 10 goals in 29 appearances for OM. He should immediately challenge for a place in the regular XI and could increase the appeal of players around him. Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer appear to be dropping down the depth charts. Jun 10 - 2:45 PM

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Wayne Routledge has been ruled out for the remainder of this campaign after surgery to cure an ongoing and persistent ankle problem.

Swansea made the decision earlier this week to allow Routledge to go under the knife in attempt to ensure the winger is fully recovered for pre-season and his absence will be welcomed by Nathan Dyer who has struggled to nail down a starting place since mid-February. Routledge will now join Kyle Naughton in the treatment room – also out for the season with an ankle injury – while Garry Monk has decided to recall Modou Barrow from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest. Bafetimbi Gomis [hamstring] is targeting a return to action within the next two weeks.
Apr 25 - 11:26 AM

Wayne Routledge isn't making his name on the score sheet often for Swansea City but he has been a steady contributor for them recently.

Averaging 7.5 points per game for the past couple of weeks is not going to get his name on the leaderboard but it is a decent number when one considers it comes without the aid of a goal or an assist. He is well behind Bafetimbi Gomis and Gylfi Sigurdsson as a scoring threat but he is due to add one to his resume soon. A home match against Hull next up may provide the right environment. For under 7m in Yahoo, he is another budget midfielder to consider in Week 31.

Wayne Routledge is back in training for Swansea City after healing from a calf injury, and is expected to be available for selection Wednesday when the Swans travel to the Hawthorns.

The Swans have been fortunate to grab four points from their last two contests, considering the absence of Routledge, Gylfi Sigurdsson and for one of them, Ki Sung-Yueng. This was shaping up to be a potential clean sheet opportunity for the Baggies, but they have shipped five in their last two so both clubs have done the opposite of what's been expected lately, making Wednesday's matchup difficult to predict.
Feb 9 - 2:48 PM

Swansea City played their first match since the completed transfer of their star striker Wilfried Bony to Manchester City and the result was horrific as they were beaten roughly at home to Chelsea, 0-5.

Swansea were never in this match for a second as the Blues would take the lead in the opening minute and never looked back. To add to the insult of a scoreline, there was injury to boot. Wayne Routledge had to limp off with an ankle problem that he initially tried to play through but may have done further damage by doing so. Meanwhile, the defense were a complete shambles as two Chelsea goals came as a direct result of careless turnovers by Federico Fernandez and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Sigurdsson offered their best scoring chance when he clanked a shot off the very corner of the woodwork, but it was not to be. With Bony gone, Gylfi's assists and overall production are likely to see a decline
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 17 - 12:07 PM

Late goals from Ki Sung-Yueng and Wayne Routledge denied Queens Park Rangers their first Premier League away point of the season.

They may have left it late but it was a deserved win for Swansea after QPR goalkeeper Robert Green produced a string of fine saves to keep his side on level terms for 78 minutes. The visitor's resistance was finally broken though as Ki curled an angled shot into the corner of the net, before winger Routledge blasted home from outside the box to seal the win. Swansea are up to 6th while QPR remain in the relegation zone having lost all of their away games this season.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Wayne Routledge scored two goals against Romanian champions Petrolul Ploiesti to all but assure Swansea an aggregate win in their Europa Cup playoff.

There were lots of heroes between Routledge's two goals, Michu's goal and assist, Pablo Hernandez's assist and forcing of an own goal and Pozuelo's goal. It is also worth noting that Jonjo Shelvey retained his starting spot despite Jonathan De Guzman being available after recovering from a concussion. It will be interesting to see if Shelvey keeps that spot as De Guzman gains greater fitness after some enforced time off.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 06:49:00 PM

With both clubs looking for more talent on the wings Norwich and Swansea will battle it out over personal terms to land the sought-after youngster from Birmingham.

Assuming the money is similar, it all comes down to what Redmond is looking for. If he is looking for the highest profile team then Swansea - who will play in the Europa League and will receive a lot of attention due to their manager and their style - will be the choice. If he is looking for more playing time then Norwich might be a better choice for him as Swansea has Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer playing in similar roles who will at least compete with him for playing time.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 09:37:00 AM