Nordfeldt faces spell out

16th August 2018
First team

Kristoffer Nordfeldt is facing a spell on the sidelines because of a groin injury.

The Swansea City goalkeeper was forced off after just 23 minutes of last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Preston.

And Nordfeldt is expected to be sidelined for between two and four weeks after scans showed he suffered a groin strain.

The news is a cruel blow for the Swedish international, who has spent three seasons as back-up keeper to Lukasz Fabianski in SA1.

Erwin Mulder came on to replace Nordfeldt against Preston, and the experienced Dutchman is now likely to make his first Swans start when Graham Potter’s men take on Birmingham City on Friday night.

"Kris' injury is not as bad as we first thought," said Swans boss Graham Potter.

"He could be out for between two and four weeks, although it may be less than that. He is itching to get back.

"He is diagnosing himself and saying he is fine, but we need to make sure he recovers the right way.

"It's disappointing for Kris but Erwin came on and did well last weekend."

Former 1860 Munich keeper Steven Benda is the favourite to take Mulder’s place on the bench.

The 19-year-old development squad keeper travelled with the Swans on their pre-season tour of Austria and Germany.