Llorente has a chance for Palace trip

17th August 2017
First team

Paul Clement admits Fernando Llorente is still getting up to speed following his return from a broken arm.

But Swansea City hope last season’s 15-goal top scorer may be fit enough to play some part when they go to Crystal Palace next week.

Llorente has taken part in full training this week for the first time since the end of last season having suffered the fracture in a cycling accident over the summer.

He will not be involved when the Swans host Manchester United this weekend, and is unlikely to be ready for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup trip to MK Dons.

But he may be available for the Premier League game at Selhurst Park in nine days’ time.

“This weekend is too soon for Fernando,” Clement explained.

“He has rejoined group training this week and you can see he is a bit uncomfortable at the moment.

“He has lost some power and strength because of the broken arm, but he is getting it back.

“We have a midweek game in the League Cup next week which will probably be difficult for him, but we will see if he is okay for the game at Crystal Palace.”