Oli to miss Baggies clash

11th March 2019
First team

Oli McBurnie will miss Swansea City's trip to face West Brom as the striker continues to recover from illness.

The 22-year-old was forced to sit out the defeat at Norwich on Friday having come with a fever the night before the game.

Manager Graham Potter had said the Scotland international would be assessed over the weekend before a decision was taken over his availability to face the Baggies.

And the Swans boss confirmed McBurnie will not risked at The Hawthorns on Wednesday, with Saturday's FA Cup clash with Manchester City coming just three days later.

"Oli has had a bit of an illness that has developed into sickness, without being too graphic he has a bit of a sickness bug," said Potter of the Swans' topscorer.

"It does not make sense to rush him into this game, he needs to train for a couple of days and there will not be time for that.

"We are probably working towards having him back for the weekend, just easing him back in if all goes well."

Midfielder George Byers is also a doubt after picking up a groin issue at Carrow Road, but Potter is hopeful the midfielder will be able to play a part having come through training on Monday with no problems.

"George Byers, we are waiting on him a little bit," added Potter.

"He felt a bit of tightness or fatigue in his groin so we will see how he is. He felt good today, hopefully he will be okay but we will make a decision on him going into tomorrow and Wednesday."

Joe Rodon (foot), Leroy Fer (hamstring) and Martin Olsson (Achilles) remain on the sidelines.