Swans head off on international duty

13th November 2018
First team

Swansea City will be without eight senior players during the international break as they head off to join up with their respective national teams.

Daniel James will be hoping to win his first senior Wales cap having been called up by Ryan Giggs for the Nations League game against Denmark in Cardiff on Friday and the friendly in Albania on Tuesday, November 20.

James is joined in the Welsh squad by Connor Roberts.

The Swans also have two representatives in the Sweden squad.

Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Martin Olsson have both been included by Janne Andersson for their Nations League games in Turkey on Saturday and at home to Russia the following Tuesday.

Bersant Celina is back in the Kosovo squad for two Nations League matches.

They face a trip to Malta on Saturday before returning home to Pristina to play Azerbaijan on November 20.

Swans striker Oli McBurnie is another player who is set for some Nations League action.

He will join up with Scotland for their games in Albania on Saturday and Israel in Glasgow the following Tuesday.

On-loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, meantime, will hope to feature in a pair of friendlies for the USA.

Carter-Vickers could come up against Wayne Rooney when the Americans face England at Wembley on Thursday.

He will then travel to Belgium for a friendly against Italy on November 20.

And after returning to first-team action at the weekend for the Swans, winger Jefferson Montero links up with Ecuador for their friendly matches.

They take on Peru in Lima on Thursday before travelling to Panama for a fixture on the following Tuesday.

There are no games for Wales Under-21s in this international break, but teenage defender Brandon Cooper is in the under-19 squad for the 2019 Uefa European Championship U19 qualifying tournament, which is taking place in North Wales from November 14-20.

Ben Cabango, who is on loan at The New Saints, is also in the squad, while Marc Walsh will go away with the Republic of Ireland Under-18 squad.