Swans close to full strength for Preston

10th January 2019
First team

Swansea City will be close to full strength when they face Preston on Saturday (3pm).

Manager Graham Potter has seen the six players who missed the FA Cup win at Aston Villa take a full part in training this week.

Oli McBurnie, Wilfried Bony, Jefferson Montero, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Declan John and Joel Asoro had all been hit by a sickness bug.

But they are back and in contention for selection at Deepdale.

“There are no problems, it was just something that hit us that week, but everyone is back, fit and fine,” said Potter.

“There are no new concerns, we had 24 players out training today so they are very good numbers.”

Tom Carroll and Martin Olsson are the men on the sidelines for the Swans.

Olsson is out for the rest of the season after rupturing his Achilles, while Carroll has not featured since the win over Blackburn due to hip and groin problems.

But Potter is hopeful of having the former Tottenham midfielder back on the training field next week, and that surgery on the problem will not be required.

“Tom has had setbacks and it has been a bit complex to get to the actual diagnosis of what it is,” said Potter.

“We think we have got that now, he has had an injection. So he is planning to be training on Monday and it will be nice to have him back with us.

“We are confident we can find a solution without having surgery. He is responding really well, he has been working hard all the way through and I think he can quickly get back into involvement with the team.”