Liam Cullen and Wayne Routledge facing long lay-offs

30th January 2021
First team
Liam Cullen injury

Steve Cooper has revealed Liam Cullen and Wayne Routledge are facing lengthy spells on the sidelines.

The pair were injured in the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest last weekend, with Cullen injuring his ankle and Routledge suffering a calf problem.

They underwent scans in the week, and head coach Cooper expects Swansea City to be without the pair for the majority of the rest of the campaign.

And he admits it may mean the club look to bring in a forward reinforcement before Monday night’s transfer deadline, to support Andre Ayew, Jamal Lowe and Jordan Morris.

“We have lost Liam Cullen, probably for the rest of the season,” said Cooper.

Wayne Routledge Stevenage

“If he gets back before it will be a bonus for him, but it is certainly going to be out for three months.

“Wayne will not be back much sooner, he has a long-term injury as well unfortunately.

“So, we are down on numbers, and with losing them maybe we could do with an attack-minded player (before the window closes).

“In an ideal world, when you play two up top you need two replacements, and we do not have that at the moment.

“If we do something great, if not we will crack on.”