Steve Cooper to wait on fitness of defensive duo

10th December 2020
First team
Marc Guehi Luton

Steve Cooper will give Ryan Bennett and Marc Guehi every chance to prove their fitness to feature for Swansea City in Saturday’s South Wales derby.

Bennett missed the games against Luton and Bournemouth having picked up a hamstring strain in the defeat at Middlesbrough.

Guehi, meanwhile, took a kick to the head against Luton and also sat out the game against the Cherries as he goes through the necessary concussion protocols.

And Cooper will make a late call on whether the two centre-halves can play a part at Cardiff City Stadium.

“Ryan has not played with a hamstring strain, so we are giving him every chance to be available for Saturday, we will know more tomorrow,” said the Swansea head coach.

Ryan Bennett

“Marc is a bit different, he picked up a bang on the head and we are following the guidance on return to train and return to play.

“He could be fine for Saturday, but we want to be sure he is before we include him.”

Cooper also provided a positive update on Morgan Gibbs-White, who is a couple of weeks away from making a return to training after being sidelined since October with a fractured foot.