Carroll misses Hull trip but duo ready for action

20th December 2018
First team

Graham Potter has an almost fully-fit Swansea City squad to choose from to face Hull City, with Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll the only absentees.

The Swans boss confirmed that winger Daniel James is in contention for selection following his hamstring injury, leaving him with a headache on the back of wins over Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday.

Full-back Olsson will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his Achilles at Brentford, while Potter revealed midfielder Carroll has seen a specialist after being sidelined by a combination of hip and groin problems since the win over Blackburn in October.

“We have had a good week. It is just Martin and Tom who are not in the group, so we have good numbers for this time of year and it is good for everybody and a slight headache for me in terms of selection,” he said.

“Tom should be training with the group next week. He has had a hip area issue, and he has been back and fore to a specialist.

“We have a clearer picture now and we hope he can complete the final part of his rehab and join the group.

“It is frustrating for him, and for us, but we have some clarity and can get him back on the pitch.”

Defender Mike van der Hoorn has also shaken off the virus which forced him from the field at half-time against Sheffield Wednesday.

“Mike is fine, there has been a bit of that 24-48 hour stuff going around,” added Potter.

“The conditions were pretty atrocious last Saturday which did not help and he felt bad, but he has had a couple of days to recover and he has trained fully this week so it's not a problem.”