Fingers crossed for Fer

5th September 2018
First team

Leroy Fer has fingers crossed that he will soon be back in action despite limping out of Swansea City’s win at Millwall.

Fer lasted only 35 minutes at The Den last Saturday after suffering a groin strain.

But the midfielder, who only recently returned from a six-month lay-off, is hopeful that the problem will not keep him on the sidelines for long.

Fer fought hard over the summer to recover from the ruptured Achilles he suffered at Leicester last February.

He has been an influential figure for Graham Potter since returning to the first-team fold, and the Swans will be desperate to ensure he is back in action soon.

“We need to assess how I am in the coming days, but hopefully this injury will not affect me for too long,” Fer said.

“My aim will be to be involved in the next game but we will have to wait and see. I could not take the risk at Millwall.

“It was too painful when I was sprinting so I had to come off, but thankfully the boys did a really good job and got the win for us.”

Fer notched up his fifth appearance – and second start – of the season at Millwall having made his comeback as a substitute in the win over Preston on August 11.

The Swans are next in action when they host Nottingham Forest at the Liberty on September 15.

They are optimistic that Jay Fulton, who missed the Millwall game after breaking a bone in his hand, will be fit to feature against Forest.