Swans hopeful over Joe

8th September 2018
First team

Swansea City hope Joe Rodon will shake off an ankle problem in time to face Nottingham Forest next weekend.

Rodon has been in an impressive form having broken into the Swans’ senior side this season, playing in the club’s last five games.

And boss Graham Potter is keeping fingers crossed that the 20-year-old centre-back will be passed fit for next Saturday’s meeting with Forest at the Liberty Stadium.

Rodon was forced to withdraw from the Wales Under-21 squad for their Uefa Under-21 Championship qualifying games against Liechtenstein and Portugal.

But the Swans have fingers crossed that Rodon’s injury, which he picked up in the 2-1 win over Millwall last time out, will have cleared by the time they return to Championship action.

Academy product Rodon has thrived alongside Mike van der Hoorn following the departure of Federico Fernandez, who started in central defence in the Swans’ opening-day victory at Sheffield United.

Cameron Carter-Vickers has arrived on loan from Tottenham to give Potter a welcome alternative option at the back, but he is away in America on international duty and will not return to Wales until the latter part of next week.