Oli boost for Swans

28th March 2019
First team

Swansea City have Oli McBurnie back for the weekend trip to Nottingham Forest, while manager Graham Potter will make a late decision on Joe Rodon’s fitness.

Topscorer McBurnie missed Swansea’s games against Norwich, West Brom and Manchester City through the latest bout of illness to affect him in 2019.

But he was well enough to feature for Scotland during the international break, starting in the 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan.

And Potter confirmed the striker will be involved at the City Ground this weekend.

“Oli is available. He has come back from Scotland well, he has trained today,” said Potter.

“He looks more like himself. He had a bad virus for a week there, missed those three matches and lost a bit of weight.

“He needed time to get back to fitness, whether he is back to 100 per cent we need to assess.

“But he is certainly available to be in the squad and will be with us for Nottingham Forest.”

Defender Joe Rodon could also be involved after returning to training following a broken metatarsal.

The centre-half was injured in the win over Sheffield United in January, but Potter will not take any risks with his fitness at the end of his first week back with the rest of the group.

"Joe is back in training, he had a full session today after a few part sessions earlier in the week. He is looking good,” added Potter.

“Obviously, it is his first week with the boys, but he has worked really hard and the medical staff have done a great job with him.

"We will make a decision on him and whether he is ready for the weekend in some capacity, but it's nice to have him back."