Sanches to miss Leicester clash

1st February
First team

Renato Sanches has been ruled out of Swansea City’s Premier League trip to Leicester City this weekend.

The Swans are waiting to discover the extent of the muscle problem Sanches picked up at Notts County last Saturday, but boss Carlos Carvalhal says his fellow countryman will not feature against the Foxes.

“Renato has not had an MRI scan yet because we gave him some time to recover,” said the Swans boss.

“He will have the scan on Friday and then we will now exactly what the problem is.

“But we can say for sure that he will not play against Leicester.”

Loan signing Andy King will not be involved at the King Power Stadium either as he is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Andre Ayew, meantime, is battling to prove his fitness as he gets set for a second Swans debut.

The club-record recruit picked up a hamstring problem in his last few weeks at West Ham and was not involved in full training today.

Carvalhal will assess Ayew on Friday before deciding if he can play some part against Leicester.