Swans keep fingers crossed for Alfie

17th February 2018
First team

Swansea City are keeping fingers crossed over Alfie Mawson after he limped out of the warm-up ahead of the goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Mawson had been due to start the Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie but was ruled out after picking up a knee problem.

And the Swans are now hoping the injury will not prove to be serious.

“It is something Alfie has felt in the past – he locked his knee,” explained boss Carlos Carvalhal.

“It happened again today in the warm-up. In the past, after one or two minutes, he has felt okay.

“But today his knee stayed locked so there was no chance he could play.

“The good news is that after the game he said it was feeling much better, so let’s see.

“We will find it in the next 48 hours, but I don’t think it will be a big, big problem.”

England manager Gareth Southgate was at Hillsborough to see the Swans in action, with some suggestions that he was there to watch Mawson.

And Carvalhal believes the England manager should be looking at the Swans’ former Barnsley defender.

“I don’t want to interfere in the work of my colleagues, but England must look at him,” he added.

“Really they must look at time, because he is a top centre-back.”