Sam Surridge fit for Swansea City's Millwall assignment
Steve Cooper has confirmed Swansea City striker Sam Surridge is fit for this weekend’s meeting with Millwall, while Aldo Kalulu is set to step up his return from injury for the under-23s.
Surridge has scored five goals so far during his loan spell from Bournemouth, but he was forced to withdraw from the England Under-21 squad with a knee issue.
However, head coach Cooper confirmed that a precautionary scan had revealed nothing untoward and the forward will be in the mix to face the Lions.
“Sam is fine. He trained a couple of days ago, he has had an ongoing knee problem for a while not and it flares up from time to time,” said Cooper.
“We thought it might have been a little bit worse this time, hence the scan, but it was an ongoing thing so we were relieved it was nothing more serious.
“So, he is fine.”
Cooper also confirmed winger Kalulu, who has been sidelined by an ankle injury suffered in the win over Preston, will get some valuable minutes under his belt for the Swans development side in Friday’s fixture at Fulham as he nears a first-team call.
“Aldo will play for the under-23s against Fulham tomorrow for 45 minutes to build his fitness back up so that he will not be too far away from selection for the senior team,” he said.
“He needs a couple of games as he has been out a while and he missed pre-season too, so he has not really played regularly since the end of last season.
“But he is training well, he is getting strong every day and the way he is going he will not be far away.”
In addition, Cooper reported a clean bill of health for the Swans’ international contingent – including Andre Ayew – and that Erwin Mulder is back in full training after breaking a finger