Swans boost as Barrow's back in training
3rd February 2015
Swans winger Marvin Emnes has been ruled out for up to three weeks, but Modou Barrow has given boss Garry Monk a boost after he returned to training today (Tuesday).
Emnes pulled up with a hamstring strain after just 15 minutes of Sunday's 1-0 win at Southampton, with Barrow taking his place.
But the Gambian was stretchered off in added-on time following a challenge by Ryan Bertrand, which earned the Saints full-back a red card.
However, Barrow has recovered from the injury - on the back of his knee - and took part in training ahead of this Saturday's home clash with Sunderland.
Also back in training is Leon Britton, who has recovered from the virus which saw him miss the trip to St Mary's.
Ki Sung-Yueng is due to return to the club later this week after his involvement with South Korea at the Asian Cup. The midfielder captained his nation to the final without conceding a goal, but they were beaten 2-1 on Saturday by hosts Australia after extra-time.
It is hoped the 26-year-old will return to training in time to be available for selection ahead of the fixture against the club he spent time on loan with last season.
Winger Jefferson Montero is also hopeful of playing a part in training later this week. The Ecuadorian returned from a hamstring injury in the FA Cup defeat at Blackburn, having spent a month on the sidelines.
However, after tweaking his hamstring in the build-up to the win over the Saints, Montero was ruled out of contention.
Finally, Wayne Routledge is continuing his recovery from a calf injury sustained in the home defeat to Chelsea and will be assessed further at the end of the week.