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Potter boosted as Carroll closes on return

The 26-year-old has not featured for the Swans since the 3-1 victory over Blackburn back in October, as niggling hip and groin problems have kept him on the sidelines.

But Potter has confirmed the former Tottenham playmaker is in his thoughts ahead of the Liberty Stadium meeting with the Blues on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

And the Swans boss reckons Carroll's return can be a big plus as the business end of the season approaches.

"It's a welcome boost," said Potter.

"He has had a long time out, he has trained for three or four weeks but what he has lacked is game time.

"So it's about trying to find the right situation for him to be on the pitch, but he looks good in training.

"He is a fit boy anyway so he can deal with the game, it's just about not exposing him to too much when he has been out for so long and has not played for so long.

"But it is a good boost for us."

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