No new injury worries for Russell Martin ahead of Sunderland trip

12th January 2023
First team
Russell Martin shouts instructions from pitch side

Russell Martin has no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Championship trip to face Sunderland.

The Swans head coach confirmed Liam Walsh is now being integrated into full training with the rest of the squad as the midfielder nears a return from an Achilles injury. 

Martin also confirmed Morgan Whittaker will not be in the travelling party to take on the Black Cats after being the subject of a bid from an unnamed club.

“We’re in a good shape I think,” Martin said.

“Liam Walsh has returned to full training and we’ll hope to get him some minutes with the under-21s in the next couple of weeks.

“It’ll be nice to have him back fully engaged with the squad. We know what a brilliant technician he is so it will be good to have him back.

“We’ve had bids for two of our players – one of those is Morgan.

“With that in mind, Morgan won't be involved at the weekend with that hanging over his head. I’ve been really pleased with him since he’s come back, but the reality is that if he plays one minute for us, he can’t go to that club.

“Hopefully that situation will be resolved really quickly both for him and for us and we can move on with some certainty."

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