Swansea City have received a double boost ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newcastle United after Leon Britton and Ki Sung-Yueng returned to training.
Both players have been nursing calf injuries, with Britton sidelined for three weeks and Ki absent since the defeat to Manchester City almost a month ago.
But two of the senior figures in Carlos Carvalhal’s squad are now closing in on comebacks.
Britton has not played since mid-October thanks in part to his move on to the coaching staff under Paul Clement.
But the 35-year-old is hoping to force his way back into the Swans side having opted to refocus on playing duties following the arrival of Carvalhal last month.
Ki, meantime, has made 11 appearances this season having missed the first two months of the campaign following summer knee surgery.
The Swans will hope the South Korea skipper can now stay free of injuries so he can play his part through until the end of the season.