Player News - Swansea City

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Swansea still have it all to do and Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping for some positive news from the treatment room after Frederico Fernandez was forced off against Manchester City on Sunday.

The Swans sit just four-points above the drop zone with four games remaining and will be counting on their influential skipper for the run-in: "We don't know in this moment [exactly how severe the injury is], but I have expectations that it is not too serious," said Carvalhal on Saturday. These sentiments were backed by the player 24 hours later following an update via the club’s website: "I am fine. I got hit painfully on the knee and I had to come off," Fernandez said. "It doesn’t look so bad. Hopefully it will mean a couple of days recovery and I will be ready for next weekend. I need to discuss it with the doctor. It seems to be in the tendons, but I hope I will be available against Chelsea." Kyle Bartley is likely to deputise should he fail to recover.
Apr 24 - 2:11 PM

Renato Sanches has returned to South Wales and he is determined to play a part in Swansea’s final push for Premier League survival.

The Bayern Munich midfielder is back after a short-stint of rehabilitation at his parent club and is hoping to end his season on a high following an injury-plagued campaign. Sanches has been hampered throughout his loan spell due to a persistent hamstring problem, the latest of which has kept the 20-year-old out since January. His 12 Premier League appearances drew mixed reviews as he struggled to adapt to the rigours of top-flight football after spending most of 2016/17 watching from the sidelines. The former Young Portugal Player of the Year looks a pale shadow of the explosive and skilful star who first come to the worlds’ attention during Euro 2016. With only five games remaining, Sanches still has a chance of proving his critics wrong by helping Swansea beat the drop. He will be assessed by the clubs’ medical staff at Fairwood training complex ahead of a possible return to action.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 18 - 7:20 AM

Carlos Carvalhal believes Luciano Narsingh could be available for the Manchester City clash despite limping off against Everton.

The Dutchman was handed his first Premier League start of 2018 on Saturday, but was forced off at half-time through injury. Narsingh went down under a challenge from Morgan Schneiderlin which went unpunished by referee Lee Mason: "Luciano twisted his ankle," Carvalhal confirmed. "It doesn’t look too serious, but we must wait 48 hours and then we will see exactly what was happened." Meanwhile, Sam Clucas, who was ruled out of game week thirty-four, should be back in contention: "He had a kick and he twisted the knee [but] if you look at the way he recovered after Manchester United, then we can expect he will be ready." The Swansea boss also confirmed that Mike van der Hoorn will be better placed to start after settling for a place on the bench last weekend. The centre-back had be cleared to resume full training two days earlier following a shoulder injury.
Source: Wales Online
Apr 16 - 12:10 PM

Jordan Ayew returned from a three match ban in the nick of time, as he scored an equalizer in the final 20 minutes of the game to allow Swansea City to draw 1-1 at home to Everton.

When you are hovering precariously above the relegation zone, you will take a result any way you can get it and that is how the Swans should feel after today's contest. Neither side were particularly playing at a high level, but around the 20 minute mark, Swansea had a flurry of activity around the Everton goal. First, Jordan Ayew had a great look from close in after a swift counter-attack, but his shot was deflected wide. The resulting corner caused a shot to get cleared off the line and a follow up whizz over the bar. A moment of bad luck came just before halftime, when Lukasz Fabianski attempted to clear the ball away and struck his teammate Kyle Naughton instead, the ball bouncing back into the net. Fortunes turned in the second half though, and Ayew was able to add to his team-leading goal tally by sticking a half-volley home from a Tom Carroll cross. A tougher test ahead next weekend when the Swans take on a Manchester City side that has the title all but wrapped up.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 14 - 12:17 PM

Sam Clucas is considered probable for Swansea City this weekend after the midfielder took a kick to the knee during the week.

The incident took place on Wednesday and caused Clucas to miss out on his training session yesterday, but the medical staff considered the decision a precaution. He looks to be available for selection if he returns to training today. You would have to go back to before Christmas this season since the last time Clucas' name was not penciled into the XI so you can bet he will want to continue his run of starts if at all possible.
Source: Swansea City
Apr 13 - 5:52 AM

Angel Rangel has made a timely return to full training after almost three-months on the sidelines.

The 35-year-old club captain has been out since suffering a groin injury in January, a setback which ultimately meant Rangel needed surgery. The defender has been with the group for over a week now and he is hoping to force his way into Carlos Carvalhal’s plans after Mike van der Hoorn was forced off with a shoulder injury against West Brom. Jordan Ayew is also back in the frame after completing his three-match ban, but Renato Sanches is unlikely to feature: "Last time we talked he said he would be back [from Munich] on the 10th of this month. After, we will see how long [before] he is ready to play," revealed the Swansea boss. However, there was no sign of the Portuguese star in any of the training ground pictures taken during the build-up to Saturdays clash with Everton.
Apr 12 - 5:42 AM

Carlos Carvalhal has been left sweating on the fitness of centre-back Mike van der Hoorn after he was forced off at West Brom on Saturday.

The Swansea defender landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge with Salomon Rondon just moments before the break and failed to emerge for the second forty-five. Kyle Bartley was introduced in his place, and speaking after the 1-1 draw, Carvalhal admitted it does not look good for van der Hoorn. "It was Mike’s shoulder – we don’t know yet what the problem is," he said. "He cannot move his arm at the moment, but let’s see if things get better." However, the Portuguese boss was quick to play down concerns regarding Martin Olsson who was on the receiving end of a strong Matt Phillips tackle which earned the Baggies winger a booking. "I think it was a kick but I think he'll recover during the week," offered Carvalhal.
Apr 8 - 10:02 AM

With Jordan Ayew and Wilfred Bony out, the pressure was on Tammy Abraham who came up big in an important match for the relegation battle.

It was a tough start for Swansea as West Brom came out with a spark and got the first goal courtesy of Jay Rodriguez in the 54th minute. This was after Mike Van der Hoorn was withdrawn at half due to a shoulder injury. The Swans didn’t lie down, however, as they fought back for a 75th-minute equalizer. The draw moves Swansea City above Huddersfield Town on goal difference while the Swans have a game in hand on all of the teams behind them except Southampton.
Apr 7 - 12:46 PM

After a clash in the box, Mike Van der Hoorn was withdrawn for Kyle Bartley at the half.

The severity of the injury is unknown for Swansea right now but Van der Hoorn has played a large role in their defensive setup to this point. If it is a short-term absence, Kyle Bartley can deputize but Swansea would like to have the Dutchman available for the run in.
Source: Swansea City
Apr 7 - 12:14 PM

Swansea City have been left sweating on the fitness of Sam Clucas after he limped off against Manchester United.

Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping the winger, who has been an ever-present under his stewardship, only suffered minimal damage to his knee with seven games of the relegation dogfight still remaining. The Welsh side sit just three-points above the drop zone and need all hands to the deck if they hope to maintain their top-flight status, although an initial prognosis does not look good: "He has twisted his knee and we think he has injured the ligament on the outside," said the Swans boss. "We don’t know yet what the problem is. We will have to wait for a scan to see how bad it is, but I hope it is not a serious injury." If, as expected, Clucas does miss out at West Brom, then Tom Carroll is likely to come into the side following his impressive second half showing at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Apr 2 - 8:08 AM

Swansea City, who had been playing their best football this season of late, were overwhelmed by a Tottenham side that gave backup goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt trouble all afternoon.

Carlos Carvalhal went with a 3-5-2 formation, with Tammy Abraham getting back into the Starting XI as Jordan Ayew is currently serving out his suspension. Any thoughts of cup glory were quickly dashed on the day though, as Nordfelt was peppered with shots from the opposition throughout the contest. With little attacking threat on the day, it may not have made a difference if typical starter Lukasz Fabianski was between the sticks, but Nordfelt looked shaky on a couple of Tottenham's goals. He did make a couple of nice saves to his credit, but it was an overall tough day for a guy who sees very little action with the first team.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 17 - 10:50 AM

Swansea was able to keep their first clean sheet away from home in 11 games despite Jordan Ayew being sent off in the 11th minute in a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

Swansea was behind from the start following Jordan Ayew's red card for a reckless tackle on Johnathan Hogg. After the sending off, Carlos Carvalhal rallied the troops into a 5-3-1 formation to keep everything contained. Swansea relied on keeping nine men behind the ball and on key saves from Lukasz Fabianski but it was enough to pick up a crucial point in the relegation race.
Mar 10 - 12:48 PM

After being sent off in Swansea's draw with Huddersfield, Ayew looks set to miss the next three games for the Swans.

Ayew was sent off in the 11th minute for a reckless tackle on Jonathan Hogg that sees him set to miss matches versus Tottenham, Manchester United and West Brom just as the Swansea attack was finding its form.
Mar 10 - 12:13 PM

Swansea City moved out of the relegation zone with an emphatic 4-1 win over West Ham.

Swansea's revival under Carlos Carvalhal continued as they responded from the defeat at Brighton with their fourth consecutive victory at the Liberty Stadium. Man of the match Ki Sung-Yeung put the Swansea ahead after eight minutes with a low strike, before Mike van der Hoorn headed home the South Korean's corner just after the half-hour mark. Andy King then scored his first goal since arriving on loan from Leicester City three minutes after the restart. Jordan Ayew made it 4-0 from the penalty spot in the 63rd minutes, while Michail Antonio netted a late consolation for the visitors in the 78th. The victory moves Swansea up to 13th in the table, even on 30 points with the Hammers.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 3 - 1:22 PM

Swansea have been given a double injury boost following the news that Leon Britton and Alfie Mawson are expected to rejoin the main group in training on Thursday.

The Jacks travel to the south coast this weekend and Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping to make it 11 games unbeaten to keep his side out of the relegation zone. Britton has responded well to treatment, and following an injection in his pelvis, the midfielder is pushing to be included in the matchday squad for the first time since January. Further tests also cleared Mawson of serious injury after his knee locked while warming up at Hillsborough a week ago. The defender met with a specialist and had an MRI scan which confirmed he was able to return to normal activity. Angel Rangel [groin] and Renato Sanches [hamstring] aren’t due back until late March while Leroy Fer [Achilles] and Wilfried Bony [ACL knee injury] face a race against time to return for the beginning of 2018/19 after both underwent surgery.
Feb 22 - 5:18 AM



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