Clucas boosts Swans

5th April
First team

Swansea City have been boosted by news that Sam Clucas will be fit for Saturday’s trip to West Bromwich Albion.

Clucas limped out of last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Manchester United after suffering a knee injury.

But scans have shown that no significant damage was done, and Clucas has been cleared to play at The Hawthorns this weekend after returning to full training.

The Clucas news comes as a major boost to boss Carlos Carvalhal, who is without injured trio Wilfried Bony, Leroy Fer and Renato Sanches and the suspended Jordan Ayew.

“Clucas is ready – he is 100 per cent,” Carvalhal said.

“Our medical department have done good work with us and he has made a good recovery.

“I was concerned about it because his knee was very painful. But when we came back into training he was much better and then the scan showed nothing special.

“We are pleased because he is an important player for us. He is half-midfielder, half-attacker and half-defender – so he is one guy and a half!”

Carvalhal, meantime, hopes Renato Sanches will return to Wales next week ahead of a possible playing comeback.

The on-loan Bayern Munich midfielder is currently with his parent club after suffering a serious hamstring problem in late January.

“We think he will be back with us next week, and if he is back that is because he is in the final stages of his recovery,” Carvalhal added.

“We will then see how he progresses day by day and when he is ready to play.”