Swans depart for America tour

7th July

The Swans step up preparations for the 2016-17 campaign with the squad flying out to America today for a two-game tour.
Francesco Guidolin's squad will be based in Washington DC for a week-long training camp to help prepare for friendly matches against United Soccer League sides Charlotte Independence (July 13) and Richmond Kickers (July 16).
For the tour, the Swans have taken a 23-man squad which includes new signings Leroy Fer and Mike van der Hoorn along with young talents Daniel James, Joe Rodon, Connor Roberts and Oliver McBurnie also gaining valuable first-team experience.
Andre Ayew, who was recently in action for Ghana, didn't fly out with the rest of the squad but he will meet up with his Swans team-mates in America following a short break.
Euro 2016 quartet Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Lukasz Fabianski and Gylfi Sigurdsson are not part of the squad as they are given extra time off while Ki Sung-Yueng and Jefferson Montero are also rested following international commitments.
Midfielder Matt Grimes, meanwhile, was not part of the travelling party after he joined Leeds United on loan today.

Swans' 23-man squad for US tour:
Josh Vickers, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Gerhard Tremmel; Stephen Kingsley, Connor Roberts, Angel Rangel, Kyle Naughton, Jordi Amat, Mike van der Hoorn, Federico Fernandez, Joe Rodon; Leon Britton, Jack Cork, Leroy Fer, Nathan Dyer, Jay Fulton, Adam King, Daniel James, Wayne Routledge, Kenji Gorre, Modou Barrow, Andre Ayew, Oliver McBurnie,

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