Matt Gill expects fully fit squad as Swansea City look to bounce back after "sleepless nights"

21st April
First team
Matt Gill

Technical development coach Matt Gill expects Swansea City to have a fully fit squad to choose from when they host Middlesbrough on Saturday looking to bounce back from the “pain” of the draw at Reading.

Midfielder Flynn Downes returned to action in the Easter Monday draw with Reading following a knee injury, and there were no new injury issues reported.

And Gill hopes the Swans will learn from the disappointment of relinquishing a 4-1 lead in Berkshire, admitting there have been some sleepless nights since.

“We are pretty much all okay in terms of injury, we have had two games in four days so there are a few knocks and niggles but we are pretty much okay,” said Gill.

Matt Gill press conference

“We will assess the boys today as they report and then we will train today and tomorrow and prepare for Saturday.

“We have watched the game back from Monday, the first 60-65 minutes was outstanding and that is something we have spoken about, being the team we want to be away from home, and you have seen that in the recent games against Millwall and Cardiff.

“But there is a lot to learn from that final 30 minutes and we’ve felt a lot of pain over last couple of days.

“But we will learn from it and become better from it. It does not make it easier to take, there have been sleepless nights since, but you do learn when you go through these things.”