Tammy boost for Swans

21st November 2017
First team

Swansea City are optimistic that Tammy Abraham will be fit to feature when they take on Bournemouth this weekend.

The on-loan Chelsea striker was stretchered off in the closing stages of last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Burnley.

But the Swans have been boosted by news that Abraham is unlikely to face an injury lay-off.

The 20-year-old missed training on Tuesday because of some stiffness in his back.

However, Paul Clement is confident Abraham will be in contention when the Swans look to end their four-game Premier League winless run against Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

“Tammy didn’t train today but we are expecting him to rejoin training this week,” said the Swans manager.

“His back went into spasm at Burnley, but I don’t think there is an injury there.

“He is a bit stiff at the moment, but we think he will be okay for Bournemouth.”

Abraham is the Swans’ leading goalscorer this season having found the target five times.

He has started all but one of the club’s 12 Premier League games this season – he came on at half-time in the other one – and won his first senior England caps earlier this month.

Wilfried Bony is another option up front ahead of the Bournemouth clash after he returned to action last weekend following an injury lay-off.