Swans assessing trio ahead of Leeds clash

11th February 2019
First team

Swansea City are waiting on the fitness of a trio of players ahead of the midweek trip to face Leeds United at Elland Road.

Striker Oli McBurrnie, winger Wayne Routledge and full-back Declan John are all being assessed by the club's medical staff before a decision is taken over whether they can play a part on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

Top scorer McBurnie came off the bench in the win over Millwall but has been hindered by illness in recent weeks.

Routledge is being monitored after feeling some fatigue in his calf, while John was forced off after taking a knock on his ankle against the Lions.

Club captain Leroy Fer is ruled out as he continues his recovery from a hamstring problem.

"Oli has just had a period where he has picked up a few things, so we just have to be careful with him and monitor him," said manager Graham Potter.

"He trained lightly yesterday, so we will see how he goes. I think it was tough for him to come on, but we will make a decision for Leeds closer to the time.

"Declan is 50-50, he had that contact on his ankle so I am not sure if he can make it, let's see.

"Wayne felt a bit of fatigue in his calf, we just want to monitor him because he has had issues with that over the last few weeks."

Joe Rodon (foot) and Martin Olsson (Achilles) remain on the sidelines for the Swans.