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Wayne Routledge | Midfielder | #15

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 141

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement said he hopes to have veteran Wayne Roultedge back for the end of the season.
The winger underwent groin surgery to repair a hernia that has affected him over the past month of the season, causing him to miss the last three matches for the club. "Wayne could play again this season, he has had an operation on his hernia. He his resting and will be back shortly. It does not keep you out long and hopefully he is back training in 10 days." Clement also said that defender Angel Rangel is also pushing for a return before the end of the season as the veteran continues to recover from a broken foot. Fri, Apr 28, 2017 12:29:00 AM
Source: Wales Online

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Wayne Routledge and Jack Cork have been ruled out for Swansea City's match against Stoke City this weekend.

Cork, who missed out last weekend, is still nursing an ankle injury, but it sounds as though he could come back into contention as early as next week. Routledge's status is far more unclear. An unused substitute last weekend, he has since picked up a hernia injury. Hernias are the one of the more unpredictable injuries it terms of recovery time, so there is a chance that Routledge has already kicked his last ball this season. There is not much impact from a fantasy perspective with the news, except that Routledge's unavailability merely increases potential pitch time for the likes of Luciano Narsingh and Jordan Ayew, both whom are iffy fantasy prospects for the run-in.
Source: Wales Online
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 05:08:00 AM

Swansea City looked poised to pick up three massive points as they entered the final minutes of the match with a 1-0 lead, but Tottenham went on a scoring blitz to send fans at the Liberty Stadium home stunned in a 1-3 loss.

Swansea were still without Fernando Llorente in this one, but they were able to get an early lead through former Spur Wayne Routledge. In the 11th minute, Jordan Ayew worked his way down the right flank and sent the ball into the middle of the box where Routledge's quick strike put the upset into motion. Despite being dominated on the stat sheet, the Swans were able to maintain their lead all the way until the 88th minute, with Lukasz Fabianski coming up huge on a couple of occasions despite playing his way through injury. The house of cards came crashing down in a big way though, as Tottenham's persistence finally paid off, to the tune of three goals in the final 2 minutes plus stoppage time. The loss, combined with a win by Hull City, sees the Jacks drop back into the relegation zone with seven games left in their season.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Swansea City has locked up one of its veteran locker room presences in Wayne Routledge with a new contract.

The 32-year-old has been with the club since 2011: the Swans first foray into the Premier League. Since, he has scored 20 goals in 204 appearances for the Welsh side, and will now be under contract until the summer of 2019 with an option to extend it by a further year if he makes a certain number of appearances. The winger has proven to be an instrumental part of the team, as he has only missed three Premier League matches this season. "The club wanted me to stay here and I wanted to commit myself further. It was a no-brainer. There was recent interest from other clubs, but for me there wasn’t really a decision to be made about my future here. For someone who has been at a lot of clubs and has moved around a lot, it’s a nice feeling to have finally settled."
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 06:46:00 AM

Swansea City remain winless under new manager Bob Bradley after losing 3-1 to Stoke City on Monday.

Swansea went down early after Wilfried Bony scored just three minutes into match. Despite Wayne Routledge drawing the Swans level in the 8th minute, Swansea went on to conceded twice in the second half. The goals conceded after the restart included an own goal by defender Alfie Mawson and Bony's second, a header with 17 minutes left in the match after another Joe Allen-and-Bony connection. The lose drops Swansea to 19th in the table and means they'll enter their Week 11 fixture with Manchester United winless under Bob Bradley.
Source: ESPN FC
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 06:35:00 PM

Wayne Routledge was absent from Week 17 with a knee injury while Angel Rangel left the same match with a knock, but both are in line to be available in time for the West Brom match on Boxing Day.

The club revealed shortly after the Swans draw with West Ham last weekend that Routledge's knee issue was "nothing serious", so the wide man, who had started the four previous gameweeks, could come back into contention for the festive period, though it would not be surprising to see Jefferson Montero get rotated in for at least one of those games as the choice in the wide left role. Rangel had displaced Kyle Naughton under the guidance of Alan Curtis for the past two matches and offers another situation where both right backs could get rotated in the short term.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Garry Monk announced that Wayne Routledge has been training in full all week and has an injury-free squad ahead of Swansea City's test against Arsenal this weekend.

Swansea may have hit a period of poor form in the past month, but they certainly cannot blame it on a lack of options. They have been the healthiest side in the league with no long-term injuries of yet and players only missing a week or two here and there along the way. The question about Routledge is if Monk decides to opt for him over a recently struggling Jefferson Montero. That would allow Andre Ayew to occupy his more-preferred left flank position with Routledge on the opposite side. Montero has given some man of the match performances early this season, and has the pace to deliver some dangerous crosses, but Monk may consider Ayew in a preferred position is more important.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Garry Monk expects to have Wayne Routledge available for selection when Swansea City travel tomorrow to face Aston Villa.

Routledge was missing from last week's squad with a minor calf complaint. His injury was assessed during the week and it looks like he should be back tomorrow, likely as a substitute option. The Swans are otherwise healthy, as they have been virtually all season, but they have been struggling lately after a brilliant beginning to the season.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:41:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 02:45:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 11:26:00 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.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 08:11:00 PM

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.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 02:48:00 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
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 12:07:00 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