Routledge back for Bees test

1st April 2019
First team

Wayne Routledge is back in the fold for Swansea City's clash with Brentford on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

The winger missed the weekend defeat at Nottingham Forest to allow him to spend time with his family after his wife gave birth to a baby boy on Friday.

But the 34-year-old trained on Sunday and will be in contention for selection, while Graham Potter confirmed Joe Rodon will not be risked against the Bees as he builds fitness following his recovery from a broken metatarsal.

"Wayne is available, all is well with him and obviously it was good news for him and his family at the weekend," said manager Potter.

"He trained yesterday and he is back in the group for the came. Otherwise we are likely to be as we were at the weekend.

"Joe Rodon needs some more time, and everybody else is still not available.

"Joe is not far away, we are maybe looking towards the Middlesbrough game but we will see how this week goes for him.

"We don't want to rush him. He has worked really well with the physios and is now integrating back in with the group trying to get some football work done.

"If not Middlesbrough it will be the week after."

Erwin Mulder (broken finger), Leroy Fer (hamstring) and Martin Olsson (Achilles) remain on the sidelines.

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The Brentford fixture will not be streamed live in the UK or Ireland through SwansTV, and will not be shown on the red button by Sky Sports.